Miami Heat

Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer

It was a disappointing weekend for Hornets fans, after two losses to Miami and elimination from the NBA playoffs. But one fan had a particularly rough go of it. That would be the court-side season ticket-holder dubbed purple shirt guy. During the playoffs game, he paced the sidelines yelling insults at Heat players. And people noticed

Fans of both teams took to Twitter crediting or blaming purple shirt guy for firing up Heat Guard Dwayne Wade to make several big shots in the fourth quarter to propel the Heat to victory on Friday night in Charlotte. Michael Deason from Greensboro is purple shirt guy.    

The Charlotte Bobcats wrapped up their regular season on Wednesday, and on Sunday they head to Miami to take on the Heat in the playoffs. The Bobcats have not beat the Miami Heat since LeBron James joined the team. While their chances of winning this series might not be great, Charlotte Observer sports columnist Tom Sorensen says the team made huge improvements this season and are headed in the right direction. Tom Sorensen joined us this morning, and talked about some of the decisions the team made at the beginning of the season that led to success this year.