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ESPN Co-Host Keeps Cool When 'Drunk Maniac' Screams in His Ear on Air After Miami Heat Win

"You didn't phase me..."

A Miami Heat fan screams behind ESPN show co-anchor Bill Simmons after Thursday's win. (Photo: YouTube screenshot)

After the Miami Heat took home the NBA Championship victory over the San Antonio Spurs Thursday, ESPN sportscasters were going through what should have been some routine, wind-down commentary, but it was interrupted by an overzealous fan.

A Heat fan stormed toward the ESPN SportsCenter studio and screamed right into NBA Countdown co-host Bill Simmons' ear. Simmons remains perfectly calm and professional, continuing to share his thoughts with the rest of the team.

drunk heat fan A Miami Heat fan screams behind ESPN show co-anchor Bill Simmons after Thursday's win. (Photo: YouTube screenshot)

Check out this footage of the incident:

Here's a Vine video of the fan:

Simmons later took to Twitter about the incident, calling the fan a "drunk maniac."

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/BillSimmons/status/347935806373113856"]

It can be seen that man was ushered away by security.

But this wasn't the only odd thing to happen to Simmons while he was speaking after the game. Right as Simmons said the words "The Decision," referencing LeBron James' decision in 2010 to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Miami Heat, ESPN's feed experienced a technical difficulty.

Here's a clip showing what happened (via the Huffington Post):

James revealed his decision to make the move on ESPN, which Bleacher Reported called "the embarrassing media circus ESPN hyped in 2010" and the Huffington Post deemed the "ESPN-broadcast spectacle."

The signal very would could have been lost at that precise moment, but was it really just by chance?

(H/T: Business Insider)

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