Doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital said Tuesday that when Poppo, 65, when was asked to make a public statement, he opted to cheer on his favorite team.
Media reports say that Poppo has asked that the television be turned off in his hospital room, save for when the Heat are playing.
Poppo was attacked over Memorial Day Weekend by Rudy Eugene, who was killed by police at the scene of the crime.
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