And yet, a number of members of the AmericanAirlines Arena faithful on hand to cheer for the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs did choose to exit with the game still in the balance in the final minute. And based on the escalator shot above shared by ESPN's Bomani Jones late in the fourth quarter — and the commentary of several others on the scene — it was a fairly large number:
Mass exodus. Gotta beat traffic, you know?
— Dan Le Batard Show (@LeBatardShow) June 19, 2013
So many people have left that I'm honestly embarrassed for this city. — Dan Le Batard Show (@LeBatardShow) June 19, 2013
I'm happy for the 2,000 or so Heat fans who left with 30 seconds left. No traffic!
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) June 19, 2013