Bernie was beaten down by McGregor
Spoelstra is confident he will return for Game 6 with Miami
Bernie, the mascot of the Miami Heat, who fell to a champion who once won two UFC weight classes. He looks like he could come back in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Miami lost 95-108 at home to the Denver Nuggets in Game 4 of the 2022-23 NBA Finals, putting them on the brink with a series record of one win and three losses.
It wasn’t just a loss. Miami mascot Bernie was knocked out during the game. Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor, who was watching Game 4 of the final, fell down after two punches
Bernie was knocked down by McGregor’s first punch. Since then, McGregor has punched again and killed him, which is a big controversy in the field. Eventually, Bernie headed to the emergency room and was reported to be currently resting at home after receiving a prescription for painkillers.
Miami coach Eric Spoelstra mentioned Bernie ahead of Game 5 of the final. In an official interview before the game, he announced that Bernie would return if Miami returned to the home where Game 6 will be held after winning Game 5 of the final.
Coach Spoelstra said, “It’s like announcing Miami’s strength. We are not going to reveal who Bernie is. Instead, I know he’s strong enough to get back on his feet with a fist. “He won’t miss any moment,” he said with a smile.
Of course, if Miami loses Game 5 of the final in Denver, it will finish second again with one win and four losses in the series. Then Bernie’s return is also frustrated eos파워볼
Meanwhile, McGregor is currently appearing as a coach with Michael Chandler in season 31 of the TUF. If tradition continues, McGregor and Chandler will face off after the TUF. It is widely expected that they will face off in Las Vegas in December