Thanks, LeBron: Heat Fires Season Ticket Salespeople

With season tickets sold out, franchise cuts back
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2010 2:55 PM CDT
Miami Heat fan Karra Easton, 11, holds a sign welcoming LeBron James to the team, July 9, 2010 fan fest event in Miami. With season tickets sold out, the team has fired its season ticket sales staff.   (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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(Newser) – The Heat's season tickets sold out even before LeBron James officially announced he was leaving Cleveland for Miami, so the next step feels inevitable: The team has fired the 30 people hired to sell season tickets, the Miami Herald reports. "They let us go because there was really nothing left to do anymore," says one of the newly unemployed sales reps. Says a ticket broker, who puts the entry-level price for a ticket at $250, "They're probably the hottest tickets in the country."
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