MIAMI (CBS4) – The last time the Miami Heat won an NBA title was in 2006. It was their first.
So if the Heat win the Finals, people will party. To find out what a celebration might look like, we went back in time.
It was six years ago when the Miami Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks and won the NBA Finals.
“Five minutes later, I’m not kidding you, people started coming out with pots, and pans,” said CBS4’s Marybel Rodriguez, who was reporting from Hialeah that night. “I remember this one guy was on top of his car, with a huge pink flamingo just screaming ‘Go Heat!’”
“There must have been thousands of people in Hialeah. They had their own Heat parade the night the Heat won,” she said.
That wasn’t even the official parade we saw a few days later.
We turned to CBS4 Sports Anchor Jim Berry to find out what a Heat celebration this year could be like.
“Celebration? What celebration? They’ve gotta win it first! You trying to jinx the Heat?” asked Berry.
CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo remembers the 2006 celebration well.
“Crazy, hot, and crowded,” she said.
As our own celebrity insider, we asked Lisa to find out where the players might go after a win.
“After the game, winning night, they’re going right to South Beach. It’s party time at Prime 112, or any of those hot restaurants, that’s where they’re going,” she said.
An official Heat celebration has not been scheduled just yet and nobody at the city or NBA want to talk about that.
Biscayne Boulevard is the likely location for a parade.