Miami have released a new statement on their alternate ‘Heat Culture’ court for this season and NBA fans are reacting in the most hilarious way to the cringey message.
The statement is in the lane and reads “Hardest Working. Best Conditioned. Most Professional. Unselfish. Toughest. Meanest. Nastiest Team in the NBA.”
They already set the tone with some awful-looking Heat Culture jerseys, so they have clearly decided to go all out.
As expected, the franchise hasn’t escaped the criticism of NBA fans on X for the cringey move.
The best reactions are below.
“Toughest, meanest, nastiest team in the nba” 🤡 pic.twitter.com/b2ptJ2AKK9
— 👑Ryan⚡️ (@Iamjesus1321) November 5, 2023
Lmfao this is a Pat Riley quote from a time he was describing the 90s Knicks teams he coached. Not even about the heat. (30 for 30 Reggie Miller: Winning Time)
— RBT Collection (@CollectionRbt) November 5, 2023
Nuggets waxed that corny try-hard franchise. So cringey.
— Cam (@ItsCam) November 5, 2023
Omg this is so ass
— Raps gen⛈️ (@RaptorsGen) November 5, 2023
“Toughest. Meanest. Nastiest.” pic.twitter.com/RiTvXgk5k5
— 𝟖𝟎𝐊𝐅𝐓 ❗️ (@DuckBoatGod) November 5, 2023
We are going to be the biggest laughing stock in the NBA bro
— Azfura (@Azfura) November 5, 2023
The marketing guy who created that really thought he cooked 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/fcWXUS9ZC4
— Biased Sports Fan (@RealBiasedFan) November 5, 2023
— Cam Yocz ☘️ (@camyoppenheimer) November 5, 2023
Pat Riley wasn’t even talking about this team when he said that. He wasn’t even talking about the Heat organization at any point lol
— Craig (@_itsalwayscraig) November 5, 2023
Miami are still working out the kinks after starting the season 2-4.
Big man Kevin Love has started in three games for the Heat so far this season, but head coach Erik Spoelstra tried a different tack on Friday against the Wizards.
Love didn’t play a single minute against Washington and Spoelstra opted to start Haywood Highsmith instead.
He recently spoke about getting benched.
“I think the word is ‘fluid,’” Love said. “There’s going to be opportunity, places for me throughout the season where it makes sense, big. It’s just that so many teams are playing four smalls and one bigs, so I think you’re seeing that a lot.
“I think we were searching. Obviously 1-4 is never the way you want to start, but it’s on all of us to be pros, and our number’s called, be ready to go.”