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Internet Show-Offs: NBA Finals Edition

Fusion

When did the internet became a place for people to show off your kid's birth? Or a place to post the 700+ photos from your engagement photo shoot that didn't make it into the official album? Or a place to upload your elaborate, over-priced high school "promposal" video? It feels like every day the internet just becomes a platform for people to show off. Well we're here to call you out on it. This week's Internet Show-Off: San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat Fans Who Love to Take Their Team Support to Another Level on Social Media

Nail art (Spurs)
So. Much. Work. Look at the details in these things!
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Nail art (Spurs)
That glitter is never coming off. But we like what she did with the "U".
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Nail art (Heat)
These ladies have a lot of time on their hands -- pun intended.
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Kids in jerseys
Dressing your kids up who don't even know what basketball is should be banned. Yes, miniature jerseys are adorable. Yes, your kids are adorable. No, your kids wearing miniature jerseys are not adorable. Ok, maybe a little adorable... but do they even know who Burnie is?? Or The Coyote??
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Babies in jerseys
Can this chubby ball taste victory?
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Kids in Heat headbands
We bet he doesn't have a receding hairline.
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Kids in snapbacks
Seriously? You should be able to fit into your team's apparel before rooting for them.
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Kids in cheerleading gear
Maybe a little bit too young to try out as a booty-shaking Heat dancer?
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More kids in jerseys
She looks scared.
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Even more kids in jerseys
Ok this one is pretty cute. They even threw in a mini basketball.
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Animals in jerseys
Dressing your pets up who don't even know the difference between a back court violation and a behind the back pass is just ridiculous.
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People who don't even live in the same country as their beloved team
I've met quite a few Australians who love the Miami Heat. I'm sure they aren't the only people on the opposite side of the planet with zero connection to Miami to love the local sports team. I bet there are people in Japan who are big Tony Parker fans too.
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Showing off clothing items that don't make sense given the city you're representing
It is currently 90 degrees in sunny Miami, Florida today. No need for winter knee-high socks. Maybe opt for a hat instead?
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Hair art
Similar to nail art, except hair art is much more difficult to pull off. Can you even tell what's on this guy's head?
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Stating the obvious
Status updates or tweets that announce the obvious. "Game 7..." Great update. Thank you for filling my newsfeed with that thoughtful post. I had no idea it was Game 7 today. My Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram aren't swarmed with photos of puppies and babies in Heat jerseys. I appreciate you informing me of the second most important event in Miami after Pitbull's birthday.
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Preaching to nobody
Chances are if you're a die-hard Spurs fan you proabably don't have a lot of Heat fan friends on Facebook checking your updates.
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Preaching to nobody
...some more preaching.
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