Last year, when everyone in Miami was guaranteeing that the star-studded Miami Heat would run rampant over the rest of the NBA, the Whiskey Tango All American Bar & Grill in Hollywood, FL, announced it would pay out $25 credits to every customer in bar on any night the team lost. And in spite of the fact that the Heat managed to 24 regular season games, the bar managed to make enough off the deal to bring it back again for the upcoming strike-shortened season.
As LeBron James’s Miami-based detractors woke up Monday to resume their dreary lives following the Miami Heat’s NBA Finals loss to the Dallas Mavericks, they were subjected to an unintentionally mocking full-page ad in some editions of the Miami Herald, congratulating the team on a victory that never was.
Psychiatrists. Chiropractors. Ticket agents. All are lines of work that, if done too well, can make the worker obsolete. Such is the situation 30 members of the Miami Heat’s ticket sales staff find themselves in. After LeBron James joined the team and the ticket sellers sold all the season tickets, the front office canned the staff.