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Tim Elfrink at Miami New Times posted this early this morning. We've since learned who the woman is who owns the most famous middle finger in the world:
Middle-finger lady: Riptide salutes you, for you are truly the soul of Miami embodied. Your patterned silk shirt: Glorious. Your tan: Immaculate. Your leather purse, gold jewelry and white pants: Perhaps wrong for a basketball contest, but oh so right.
And your look of pure glee as you shove your middle digit directly into Joakim Noah's recently ejected face? Well, that just speaks for all the Magic City. WE MUST KNOW WHO YOU ARE. Help us out, Miami!
The woman in the picture that's now blowing up the Internet is one Filomena Tobias.
Elfrink writes, "If her name sounds familiar, it's because she was all over the news in 2008, when her then-husband, trader Seth Tobias, was found dead in their swimming pool."
Jose Lambiet at GossipExtra.com reveals that Tobias is "Michael Jordan’s Millionaire [Palm Beach County] Neighbor!"
The woman in the expensive courtside seats who famously flipped the bird at Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah last night when Noah was ejected from the game at the Miami Heat was identified by her daughter as Palm Beach socialite Filomena Tobias!
Tobias, Phyllis to her friends, is the Ferrari-loving widow of deceased CNBC analyst and hedge fund manager Seth Tobias, who died under mysterious circumstances at their Jupiter home in 2007.
“I’m humiliated,” said Tobias’ daughter, Victoria Racanati from the family’s $4.4 million-home at The Bears Club in Jupiter, three doors down from NBA legend Michael Jordan‘s digs. “Why is everybody calling me about this? She’s a Heat fan who got a little excited. What’s the big deal?”
The big deal is that the photo of Tobias throwing her extended middle finger at a beaten down Noah went national in record speed. (Read the rest of Lambiet's story by clicking here.)
God, I love this town!