What if I told you the most passionate Heat fan when it comes to heckling, needling, and annoying players just happens to be the girlfriend of the team’s franchise player?
It’s a fact.
Gabrielle Union is her name, and irritating NBA players is her game — when not dating her longtime boyfriend Dwyane Wade.
Union appeared this week as a guest on Conan O’Brien’s late-night TBS show, and confessed that her badgering of players has gotten a bit out of control. For this reason, she’s been given the boot from the front row. “I’m bad. A, I don’t sit courtside, that got killed when I became as vocal,”Union said
Wade advised his woman to take her talents away from the floor.
“He said we’re gonna need you a few rows back ’cause I can hear everything,” Gabrielle explained to O’Brien
Miami fans have a well-earned reputation when it comes to being apathetic toward professional sports, but not this actress, model and girlfriend.
“I’m like dance mom. … I’ve become like Bobby Knight and like the Great Fettucini, it’s bad. I scream like ‘brick!’ and ‘air ball!'” she said.
Union later disclosed that Wade doesn’t escape the wrath of her zingers. “Oh sure, I feel like who’s gonna tell him if not me?”
Above all else, Gabrielle enjoys heckling players on opposing teams, and particularly the officials, including a rather famous 72-year-old referee.
“Recently, like maybe last week, there was an older ref, perhaps it was Dick Bavetta, and I said ‘you’ll get your Viagra if you just make a call,'” Union said.
Union was appearing on Conan O’Brien’s show to promote her move, “Think Like a Man.”