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Marlins Man calls Allen Fieldhouse ‘best basketball experience’

Baseball fan Laurence Leavy, right, watches during the 12th inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Baseball fan Laurence Leavy, right, watches during the 12th inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

If you kept up with either of the Kansas City Royals’ back-to-back trips to the World Series, surely you’re aware of “Marlins Man,” the fan in the orange visor and Florida Marlins jersey that inevitably showed up in some choice box seats to watch Major League Baseball’s championship.

Well, the super fan, whose real name is Laurence Leavy, made his way to Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday for some college basketball. Marlins Man might not have constantly appeared on TV for Kansas vs. Kentucky, but he sat courtside and apparently left blown away by the KU experience.

Here is the video Marlins Man posted on his Facebook page:

I need to tell everyone that last Saturday night was probably the best basketball experience I have ever been to.I have been to a LOT of basketball games. 70 NBA Finals games and over 200 NBA playoff games. This was non stop energy, passion, excitement. And throughout the game the fans acted like fans might do at the end of a classic game.These fans acted that way the ENTIRE night. Never ever seen that before.Plus it's an old school stadium. No chair back seats. Simply bench seats throughout.I was so excited that I forgot to make a Marlins Man Media Moment. Never happened before.Just watch this small video clip. No imagine it was like this for 3 solid hours. Plus the game went into overtime. ALLEN FIELD HOUSE ROCKS. I can't wait to back again.Btw, I never knew that basketball was invented in Mass., and then the inventor became the coach of Kansas, and he wrote the Rules of Basketball, and that someone paid over 4 million dollars for them. They were returned to Kansas that night at a ceremony. AMAZING

Posted by Laurence Leavy Marlins Man on Saturday, January 30, 2016

As for his commentary on the fieldhouse? This is what the almighty Marlins Man had to offer in his post:

I need to tell everyone that last Saturday night was probably the best basketball experience I have ever been to.

I have been to a LOT of basketball games. 70 NBA Finals games and over 200 NBA playoff games.

This was non stop energy, passion, excitement. And throughout the game the fans acted like fans might do at the end of a classic game. These fans acted that way the ENTIRE night. Never ever seen that before.

Plus it’s an old school stadium. No chair back seats. Simply bench seats throughout. I was so excited that I forgot to make a Marlins Man Media Moment. Never happened before.

Just watch this small video clip. (Now) imagine it was like this for 3 solid hours. Plus the game went into overtime.

ALLEN FIELD HOUSE ROCKS. I can’t wait to back again. Btw, I never knew that basketball was invented in Mass., and then the inventor became the coach of Kansas, and he wrote the Rules of Basketball, and that someone paid over 4 million dollars for them. They were returned to Kansas that night at a ceremony. AMAZING.

Maybe on his next visit he’ll buy up some seats behind the Kansas bench — easier to be seen that way.

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