Even though Todora said much of the city has already given up the team, he is still pouring out potential profits. After a five-point loss to the Knicks on Feb. 27, Todora handed out $5,600 in free bar bills to fans, topping the $4,000 he gave back to fans for the Heat’s loss to the Celtics on opening night.
If there’s a saving grace, Todora says it’s the rule that stipulates that fans must stay until the very end.
“Some true Heat fans can’t stand it and leave early, other people figure the money isn’t worth being tired at work the next day and I think some people are just drunk and just forget,” Todora said.
As for the Heat, Todora said the only contact he has had with team officials is a cease-and-desist letter.
“It was a friendly call,” Todora said. “They just wanted us to stop using their name and logo on marketing materials.”
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