Miami Heat Mascot Burnie Hilariously Welcomes Football Mascots to Miami
"This is my house!"
As the city of Miami gears up for the Super Bowl on Sunday, football fever seems to have permeated everywhere. At the half time break of last night's Miami Heat game, the mascots of the NFL finalists, San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs made an appearance. Luckily enough (or maybe not so much), a more familiar mascot to the attending crowd at the American Airlines Arena made sure to give them a warm welcome.
Ahead of last night's game, the Miami Heat were coming offagainst the Orlando Magic on Monday.
Over the course of the past month or so, the Heat have been floating around the top four spots in the Eastern Conference, in rotation with the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics while the Milwaukee Bucks remain idle at the top spot.
While the Heat was defeated 109-101 by the Celtics last night, Miami continues to be ranked among the top three in the East.
With the All-Star break just around the corner, Erik Spoelstra and Co. is probably feeling confident before the final stretch of the regular season begins.
Should any of the Heat players feel anything close to doubt, we would recommend they get a pep talk from the team's mascot, Burnie.
Judging by his performance at halftime Tuesday night, the Heat mascot has the confidence to spare.
Before the third quarter of the Heat game began, fans were treated to what was supposed to be a duel between the Superbowl finalists' mascots.
Then, Burnie decided to change that, and you could say his counterparts were "feelin' the burn"...
K.C Wolf (Chiefs mascot) and Sourdough Sam (49ers mascot) were just about to battle out at the AAA just days before their respective teams competed on the football field at the Super Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium.
However, all of that changed as Burnie came running onto the court. The Miami Mascot immediately interrupted the NFL show by dropping K.C and Sam to the ground and defending his home territory.
AP NBA writes' Tim Reynolds captured footage of Burnie in all his glory as he not so kindly welcomed Miami's NFL guests to town.
Apparently it's not just the Heat's players andthat represent the city, but also the mascot.
This fan hilariously compared Burnie to famous Wrestler, Stone Cold Steve Austin by referencing the WWF's famous catchphrase.
It seems Heat fans are loving their mascot's antics as he reminded the visiting NFL characters who the American Airlines Arena really belongs to...him — oh and The Heat.
The Heat will look to bounce back from Tuesday night's defeat on Saturday as they visit the Orlando Magic. Tip-off is set to take place at 7 p.m. ET.