Well, the 2013-14 NBA season is officially underway, and everyone is pretty excited. There’s just one problem: LeBron James and the Miami Heat are the favorites to win it all. Again. Does that thought put a scowl on your face? Yeah, you’re not alone.
For a variety of reasons, the Miami Heat are one of the most disliked sports teams of our time. Some people hate them because they just bought championships rather than earning them, which apparently violates some principle of sports justice. Some people hate them because they kinda held a victory celebration before they’d even won anything, which made them seem like a bunch of cocky a-holes. And, of course, some people hate them just because they’re jealous.
Whatever the reason, most NBA fans would love to see the Heat get knocked off this year by the Bulls, Pacers, Nets, Thunder, Spurs, or Clippers. Hell,pretty much anybody. And it’s you people that I’m sucking up to today with this list of GIFs that will only piss you off more. Ready to get your hate on? Good. Let’s do this.
Dear Chris Bosh: I actually don't hate you. You're the most likable person on the team. But stop it. It's your second ring in a row. Act like you've been there. K? Great.
25. Bosh's Ring Face
This, whatever it is, is ridiculous.
24. LeBron Is Some Kind of Serpentine-Armed Demigod
Rihanna was born in Barbados and moved to New York when she was 16. She's just a bandwagon Heat fan like everybody else.
23. Rihanna: Hot Lady Douche
22. There's This...
That's disgusting, Chris Bosh.
21. And This...
They are also the only Heat fans the rest of the league doesn't hate.
20. These Are the Biggest Miami Heat Fans
Remember when Heat fans bolted for the doors with the Heat trailing San Antonio by five points with 28 seconds left in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, then heard the game went into overtime and tried to get back in? Yeah, they're the worst.
19. The Rest of Them Kinda Suck
And when Heat fans aren't leaving important games too early, they're dancing. Badly.
18. Including These Two...
Seriously. Stop. You're upsetting the children.
17. And These Two...
Come on, dude, are you serious? A victory cigar? Are you Will Smith in Independence Day or something? Take off the shades and your white ladies wristwatch and get a grip.
16. But Especially THIS GUY....
The Heat were the 872,461st ones to make a Harlem Shake video back in February, but they probably thought they invented it.
15. The Heat Made a Harlem Shake Video
...because he's the king of being not liked by anyone.
14. LeBron Wore a Crown...
The Minnesota Timberwolves pretty much summed up what everyone thought about this video.
13. It Was the Worst
Look Chris Bosh. We get it. The reporters never want to ask you questions, and it makes you feel insignificant. The videobombing is getting old, though. Come up with some new gag to get our attention.
12. Chris Bosh Is Desperate for Attention
D-Wade likes to push the limits of men's fashions...by shopping at Talbots.
11. So Is D-Wade with His Ladies Pantsuits
Meanwhile, Chris "Birdman" Andersen is just the creepiest dude in the NBA, and he knows we're watching him.
10. And Chris Birdman Andersen Is Just Freaky
Look, we all know you sometimes have to throw the ball at your opponent to retain possession. It's a smart play. But Mario Chalmers, did you really have to smash the ball of Roy Hibbert's head?
9. The Heat Do Stuff Like This...
LeBron James actually seems like a nice guy, but as long as he does stuff like this people aren't going to respect him.
8. And Let's Not Forget the Flopping...
Seriously LeBron. That's enough. What would Jordan do?
7. Oh the Flopping!
Oh that's right, more GIFs of LeBron flopping like a fish. I'm not even done! Here's another...
6. Floppy Flop
And you know what? Let's just see one more LeFlop...
5. Flippy Flop Flop
You wanna know the worst part? During the playoffs last year, LeBron actually insisted that he doesn't flop, because apparently he's unaware that the internet exists.
4. Seriously, It's Ridiculous
The Heat apparently kicked Lil Wayne out of a game last year. Why didn't they kick Justin Bieber out for looking like this?
3. Oh, and Bieber
Did you see assistant coach David Fizdale and Juwan Howard try to distract San Antonio's Danny Green during the NBA Finals? I don't even think they know what sportsmanship is. If you asked, they'd probably say it's some kind of boat. Classy.
2. They Also Do Stuff Like This...
These are you two-time defending NBA champions, everyone. Please, Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Tony Parker...somebody...save us.