This seems a little nuts: Heat fans have been assured of a pretty amazing home opener since the first week of July, and the NBA schedule with available tickets was released just a month later -- but as of around noonish Miami-time Friday on the day of the team's home opener, tickets to the game were still available.
So in spite of the hype behind the biggest free-agent class in NBA history, and the incredibly promising setup of a game between the Heat and their local rival (and fellow championship contender) in the Orlando Magic, the Heat still have yet to sell out their 20,000 maximum capacity arena.
And it's not even a school night, people.
That all could change, but I just spent a few minutes on Ticketmaster's website and even found some seats in the lower bowl. Nice tickets, very expensive, but it should be noted that the tickets allow you to watch a basketball team featuring LeBron James(notes), Dwyane Wade(notes) and Chris Bosh(notes). But is it worth it for $171 in the upper deck and $12,000 for courtside seats?