Fans packed the streets of downtown Miami on Monday to fete the Miami Heat during a parade celebrating the back-to-back NBA champions that wound its way from SW 8th Street up to U.S. 1, across the Miami River, and all the way up Biscayne Boulevard to the AmericanAirlines Arena. Heat players, coaches, staff, family members and friends packed cars, flatbed trucks and buses to celebrate with fans, headlined by the champions themselves atop double-decker buses from which they greeted and cheered along with their adoring public.
There was just one small logistical problem, born of three discrete facts:
1. Double-decker buses are very tall and are open on top;
2. Eleven of the 15 players on the Heat roster stand at least 6-foot-8, including regular-season and NBA Finals MVP LeBron James;
3. The parade route included multiple overpasses.
Think fast, y'all: