Internet Show-Offs: NBA Finals Edition

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Fusion

When did the internet became a place for people to show off your kid's birth? Or a place to post the 700+ photos from your engagement photo shoot that didn't make it into the official album? Or a place to upload your elaborate, over-priced high school "promposal" video? It feels like every day the internet just becomes a platform for people to show off.

Well we're here to call you out on it.

This week's Internet Show-Off: San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat Fans Who Love to Take Their Team Support to Another Level on Social Media

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Instagram/sun_delight
Nail art (Spurs)

So. Much. Work.

Look at the details in these things!

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Instagram/amyspicsoutloud
Nail art (Spurs)

That glitter is never coming off.

But we like what she did with the "U".

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Instagram/gracyycastillo
Nail art (Heat)

These ladies have a lot of time on their hands -- pun intended.

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Instagram/jeremyrgonzalez
Kids in jerseys

Dressing your kids up who don't even know what basketball is should be banned.

Yes, miniature jerseys are adorable.

Yes, your kids are adorable.

No, your kids wearing miniature jerseys are not adorable. Ok, maybe a little adorable... but do they even know who Burnie is?? Or The Coyote??

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Instagram/orlan_wade
Babies in jerseys

Can this chubby ball taste victory?

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Instagram/katieannramsey
Kids in Heat headbands

We bet he doesn't have a receding hairline.

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Instagram
Kids in snapbacks

Seriously? You should be able to fit into your team's apparel before rooting for them.

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Facebook
Kids in cheerleading gear

Maybe a little bit too young to try out as a booty-shaking Heat dancer?

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Instagram/tinydancerles
More kids in jerseys

She looks scared.

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Instagram
Even more kids in jerseys

Ok this one is pretty cute. They even threw in a mini basketball.

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Instagram/instagina_
Animals in jerseys

Dressing your pets up who don't even know the difference between a back court violation and a behind the back pass is just ridiculous.

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Twitter/DavidtheAdmiral
People who don't even live in the same country as their beloved team

I've met quite a few Australians who love the Miami Heat. I'm sure they aren't the only people on the opposite side of the planet with zero connection to Miami to love the local sports team.

I bet there are people in Japan who are big Tony Parker fans too.

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Instagram/inkedupbombera4life
Showing off clothing items that don't make sense given the city you're representing

It is currently 90 degrees in sunny Miami, Florida today. No need for winter knee-high socks. Maybe opt for a hat instead?

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Instagram/r2theo2theg
Hair art

Similar to nail art, except hair art is much more difficult to pull off.

Can you even tell what's on this guy's head?

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Facebook
Stating the obvious

Status updates or tweets that announce the obvious.

"Game 7..."

Great update. Thank you for filling my newsfeed with that thoughtful post. I had no idea it was Game 7 today. My Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram aren't swarmed with photos of puppies and babies in Heat jerseys. I appreciate you informing me of the second most important event in Miami after Pitbull's birthday.

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Facebook
Preaching to nobody

Chances are if you're a die-hard Spurs fan you proabably don't have a lot of Heat fan friends on Facebook checking your updates.

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Facebook
Preaching to nobody

...some more preaching.

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