Heat mascot available for Game 6 after being hit by Conor McGregor, briefly hospitalized

If needed, Burnie will be there.

The Miami Heat mascot, after a promotional stunt in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night, is available for Game 6 of the series.

“It’s the tenacity of the Miami Heat that we’re talking about,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said with a laugh Sunday from Denver. “He should have been allowed to take the first hit. We won’t reveal who it is, but yes, he can take a punch and get back up. He won’t miss a moment. »

During the third quarter of the Nuggets’ Game 4 win on Friday night, Burnie was on the court with McGregor to help promote painkiller spray. Burnie faced McGregor while wearing a pair of fake boxing gloves when McGregor knocked him out with a left hook.

Once Burnie was on the court, McGregor hit him in the head a second time before spraying him with the painkiller spray.

Burnie was eventually dragged off the ground by members of Heat staff.

The man who plays Burnie was then briefly taken to the emergency room to receive treatment and painkillers.

While this was obviously a promotional stunt, McGregor clearly went too far. We do not know if he will suffer the consequences.

Burnie was hit twice by Conor McGregor in a promotional stunt in Game 4 of the series on Friday night

Burnie was hit twice by Conor McGregor during a promotional stunt in Game 4 of the series on Friday night. (AP/Lynne Sladky)

McGregor hasn’t fought at all since 2021, when he broke his shin in the first round of a rematch with Dustin Poirier. He has just one knockout since 2016 and has only fought in the UFC four times since then. He is .

Le to take a 3-1 series lead. They will host the Heat on Monday night in Game 5 of the series, where they can officially win their first-ever NBA title. If Miami wins, Game 6 of the series will be Thursday night in South Florida.

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