In Living Color: Miami Heat Sporting Retro Rainbow Uniforms Saturday vs. 76ers

Michael Nargi@NargOnSportsSenior Analyst IJanuary 21, 2012

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat calls a play during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers at American Airlines Arena on January 21, 2012 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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High definition was at its finest tonight.

Many who tuned to the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat game tonight were caught by surprise. The Heat were wearing their rainbow-looking retro uniforms in Saturday's game.

A glance at Twitter reveals many mixed reactions to the uniforms.

Aesthetics aside, what is the reasoning behind the retro uniforms?

The Heat are wearing uniforms in honor of the 1971-1972 ABA Miami Floridians. 

The ABA team finished 36-48 that season, so this version of the Floridians look a lot better than the team from the '70s.

The game itself was just as exciting as the vibrant jerseys.

The 76ers are surprising the league and entered the game with an 11-4 record. Not many would have thought that Philadelphia would have entered with a better record than Miami.

Miami entered the game at 10-4.

That changed Saturday, however.

Miami beat the 76ers, 113-92.

Miami trailed 4-2, but never trailed again in the game. They were able to gain a bit of distance in the second half and finish off Philadelphia fairly easily in the fourth quarter.

Chris Bosh led the team in scoring with 30 points. He also had seven rebounds and five assists.

LeBron James added 28 points, nine rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks.

James and Bosh continue to have impressive games in Dwyane Wade's absence.

Miami is now 6-1 at home and 11-4 overall.

Philadelphia has a 4-4 record on the road and is 11-5 overall.

Along with this game, they will sport these jerseys in four future games this season.

Miami is now 1-0 as the Floridians this season.