Heat fan in hospital after being forced off road after Game 1

The NBA Finals are always competitive, and sometimes things can get chippy, but all of that usually happens on the court, not on the streets of San Antonio.

According to a report from KSAT-12, San Antonio resident and Heat fan, Steven Cazares, was driving home on his motorcycle after Game 1 wearing his LeBron James jersey when trouble started.

"He was coming off I-10 and Colorado and they were just talking smack back and forth to him," said Castano. "They ended up hitting him, pushing him into the retaining wall."


Castano said a good Samaritan brought his son home and that they immediately took him to the hospital. As of Friday night, Cazares was still in the hospital in stable condition.

With San Antonio usually being known for having mild and safe celebrations in the past, including recently after the Western Conference Finals, it could come as a surprise to some that Cazares was hit just for wearing a Miami Heat jersey.
 
Cazares' father, Daniel Castano, said that while it was upsetting that a fellow San Antonio Spurs fan could take it to that level, he only holds a grudge against the person that put his son in the hospital and not all Spurs fans.
 

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Michael founded Project Spurs in 2004. He started The Spurscast, the first Spurs podcast on the Internet, in 2005. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others. He is a credentialed member of the media for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Toros. He is also the founder of Project Spurs' sister sites, Toros Nation and Stars Hoops.

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