In addition to being the Miami Heat's public address announcer, Michael has made his mark hosting a variety of events for various organizations and corporations as an emcee. Such organizations he has emceed for include Top Rank Boxing, Ritz-Carlton, Hilton Hotels, Nike, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Nevertheless, Baiamonte is best known for being the arena voice for the Heat. He has seen his team make 3 appearances in the NBA Finals, winning the NBA Championship in 2006 and 2012. The Miami media has praised his unique style and creativity, referring to him as "One of the Most Recognizable Voices in the South Florida Sports Market." Michael has also received recognition from national media outlets, such as USA Today, who referred to his "Goooooood Mourning!" call for an Alonzo Mourning dunk as "The best call by a Public Address Announcer."
He style includes stretching long vowels for trademark phrases. An example is the game introduction of "Aaaaaaaaaaannnnd Noooooowwww Staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand Up and make some Noooooooooooooooooooooooise...For your Miiiiamiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaat!" Some of Baiamonte's other signature calls include, "Tooooo Many Steps!," "Threeeeeeeee!," and at two minutes left in a quarter, "Two minutes... Dos! Minutos!"
Michael and his wife, Natalie, have 3 daughters and live in Palmetto Bay, Florida. Regarded as one of the most annoying human beings on the planet.
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