Nine-year-old Jack Meyer of Coral Gables, Florida, is not, to some's chagrin, the world's trolliest troll of a Celts fan. He's actually an insanely upbeat Heat fan, and that's kind of awesome. NBC Miami interviewed the youngster earlier today to try and get a sense of what it was like to become the web's meme du jour.
Jack has been a Heat fan since he was 3 or 4. He loves to play ball with his dad, and enjoys collecting the team's memorabilia in his room. His Heat-themed bed is "super cozy," he says.
So when people have the audacity to question whether the young Coral Gables hoops fan was mocking the Heat, the passion in his voice makes it obvious where he stands.
"LeBron James was fighting so hard, Shane Battier, Udonis Haslem. Chris Bosh only played 14 minutes, yet one of his best games," he said.
Jack, who was at the game with his father James, hopes his cheers will encourage the team for Game 6.
"You can't give up this easily," he said. "You know there's always got to be a second chance for you. You always have the power to win."
If Pat Riley doesn't take over the coaching reins next year, at least he's got a promising substitute. Meyer has also, if nothing else, completely altered our view of history's greatest failures.