Pacers radio announcer Mark Boyle rips HEAT fans at end of Game 2

Mike Ehrmann

Mark Boyle, the Indiana Pacers radio announcer, declares on-air that the city of Miami doesn't even deserve an NBA team and calls Heat fans "losers".

Adding more fuel to the fire after a physical Game 2 between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami HEAT, the visiting team's radio announcer Mark Boyle was out of line in comments made on the air about fans at the AmericanAirlines Arena near the end of the game.

"These losers are leaving," the play-by-play radio announcer said. "They are flocking to the exits with their team down by three. This city does not only not deserve this team, they don't deserve any team."

Boyle was certainly caught up in the moment with his team getting an important road victory. Probably so caught up in the moment that he might have forgotten that the Pacers didn't exactly enjoy large attendance numbers during a successful winning season to boot, coming in 24th out of 30 NBA teams.

Also, as Associated Press writer Tim Reynolds pointed out on Twitter....

Yes, everyone already knows that some lower bowl ticket attendees are not exactly the most hardcore basketball fans in the world. They arrive whenever they feel like it, though these 8:30 PM tipoff times have made that a moot point, and leave when they determine is the right time to possibly beat traffic. Who cares. Ask the upper bowl ticket holders, the loudest fans cheering in the arena and who still have to pay a pretty penny to get into the arena to see their favorite team in person, if the city deserves a professional basketball team. Or maybe ask the many fans who pack into the "standing room only" areas in the far corners of the AmericanAirlines Arena the same question.

You can hear the audio of the broadcast right here, provided courtesy of local sports blog Page Q:

Pacers announcer Mark Boyle on Heat fans

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