Spurs fan in Miami misses reveling in SA

Mary Ann Malin cheers on Spurs despite being married to Florida native

Mary Ann Malin has been a San Antonio Spurs fan all her life.

Problem is, she now lives in Miami and is married to a Florida native.

So you can imagine what kind of problems that can pose in Heat country.

"It's a little lonely, but I've been a Spurs fan since I was a kid," Malin said. "That's part of who I am. People (who) know me know at the end of the day (know) I'm going to be screaming for my team."

The University of Texas at San Antonio graduate said she misses celebrating Spurs playoff victories on Commerce Street.

"I wish I was there," Malin said. "But I'm at home in the safety of my home wearing my jersey and so forth and I'm celebrating with them."

There's another reason Malin has had to keep her celebration of Spurs' victories low key. She's married to a Florida native and a Heat fan.

But on Tuesday night when the Spurs were shooting lights out against the Heat, Malin couldn't help her screaming and yelling with hubby by her side.

So how do they manage different rooting interests in the same home?

"It's fine," Malin said. "We are both really big NBA fans and stuff ... it's just fun. That's all I can really say about it."

So what happens if the Spurs win their fifth NBA title? Malin said she would have no choice but to bring the tradition of the Commerce Street reveling to South Beach.

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