The Miami Heat ‘booked a flight to Denver’ BEFORE the team’s decisive Game 7 against the Boston Celtics… as Nuggets await winner in Mile High City
- The Heat lost Game 6 at home, allowing the C’s to potentially make NBA history
- Star forward Jimmy Butler is adamant that his team will keep playing in June
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The Miami Heat only have one destination in mind: the NBA Finals, with records from the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) showing that the team’s only booked a flight to Denver after Monday night’s Game 7 against the Boston Celtics.
The Heat lost Saturday’s Game 6 at home, allowing the C’s to potentially become the first team to win a series after being down 3-0 in NBA history.
Players of the Florida-based franchise have now travelled to the Northeast to play the series’ final game at TD Garden on Monday night and aren’t expecting a return home afterwards, per Andy Slater, of WMEN – a local Fox Sports-affiliated radio station.
‘The Heat have a flight scheduled to Denver, not Miami, after the game tonight, per FAA records,’ shared the on-air personality on Twitter on Monday.
DailyMail.com has reached out to representatives of the Miami Heat for comment.
The Miami Heat only have one destination in mind: the NBA Finals, in Denver, starting on June 1
Andy Slater, of WMEN – a Fox Sports-affiliated radio station in Florida – broke the news, Monday
Daily sports podcast host of ‘Nothing Personal’ David Solomon, of CBS Sports, said in response to Slate’s tweet: ‘Positive thinking! I love it. But, a new flight plan can be done quickly to fly south and not west. #waittosee’
‘Always better to play for a positive outcome,’ Slate wrote in a follow-up tweet. ‘Either they take the flight, ”divert” to Miami, or as least one person said, [Heat owner Pat Riley] tells them to walk home.’
NBA fans also interacted with Slate’s tweet, one of them sharing: ‘burning deposits. Then again, shorter duty and block to Miami so probably a block hour trip credit to go home.’
‘Would assume there’d be a ”diversion” should the script now follower,’ Slate replied.
Reports of the Heat’s traveling plans come after Jimmy Butler said Miami would win Game 7
Reports of the Heat’s travel plans come after star forward Jimmy Butler made bold comments ahead of Monday night’s Game 7 showdown.
‘We’re going to go in there and we’re going to win Game 7 on Monday in Boston,’ said the 33-year-old, six-time All-Star, who had 24 points on 5 of 21 completed attempts, in Saturday’s Game 6.
‘I’m not gonna let anybody quit. I’m not gonna let our guys quit. I don’t give a damn what happens. We gonna go in there, and we gonna win.’
This year is the third time that the Heat and Celtics meet in the Conference Finals in the previous four seasons.
The Heat emerged victorious in 2020, but the Celtics won last year.