They know LeBron isn't coming back, but Ramezy Roque and his girlfriend, Virginia Paris, still wear a Miami Heat jersey with No. 6 on the front and "James" on the back. James has earned that respect, Roque says.
"We wouldn't have those two NBA championship banners up there without him," says Roque, of Kendall, seated in the lower bowl of the Oct. 7 exhibition game against Orlando. "He's one of the best. Why not show him the respect?"
Roque represents one side of a complicated relationship Heat fans are having with a South Florida clothing staple of the past four years: the LeBron jersey. What is loyalty? Is it proper to pay homage to a star player...
The Miami Heat host the San Antonio Spurs in game six of the NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena. LeBron James heads upcourt late in the game without the iconic headband.