Ranking the Top Five Coolest Jerseys in Miami Heat History
Plus, their collection of greatest hits keeps on growing and growing. In the last two NBA seasons, the Heat have introduced two fantastic alternative jerseys: the "All Black" and the "White Hot."
Let's take a more exhaustive look at the Heat's collection of awesome jerseys, picking out the five best from the franchise's history.
5. Current Red Alternatives
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The Heat's current red jersey is definitely one of the better ones being worn in the NBA today.
First of all, it's great in and of itself that a team named the "Heat" wears a red jersey. But what also contributes to the specialty of this jersey is how well the white text complements the red. Together, the two colors create a jersey that just has a very clean look.
These alternatives are certainly attention grabbers, but for the right reasons, and not so much as to take away from the viewing of the game.
The Heat started wearing versions of these red jerseys in 2001, and this current edition is clearly the best of the bunch.
4. White Hot
The Heat debuted these jerseys on Nov. 24 and they already deserve their place as one of the franchise's best jerseys.
The "White Hot" jerseys fittingly have an awesome white-on-white color scheme. Other than that, the jersey doesn't deviate too much stylistically from the Heat's regular home jerseys.
The jersey is certainly fresh and also feels "new-school." At the same time, it also possesses a certain elegance due to the simplicity of using solely black and white for the entire jersey.
The "White Hot" jersey might not be the Heat's best newish alternate uniform (which we'll specifically get into shortly) but they are still undeniably awesome.
3. All Black
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The Heat's black-on-black jersey, which debuted last season, is similar to the "White Hot" jersey in that it has a very new-school look.
On top of that, there's just something about the Heat's black jersey that just screams "all business." As its name suggests, there's nothing fancy about it in the slightest. It's a simple jersey but one that is both classy and cool.
These jerseys were especially great to see last season in which the Heat were still the NBA's villain and alone on "the dark side." Still, on their own, the black-on-black jersey is one the best in Heat history.
2. First Home Jerseys
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It's time to pay some respect to the Heat franchise's early days.
Miami joined the NBA starting in the 1988-89 season with these as their home jerseys. These white-and-red jerseys lasted for a decade, making them a part of an era in Heat basketball that featured greats such as Alonzo Mourning and Glen Rice.
The styling of the text on these uniforms is fantastic, especially for the numbers, which are also huge compared to today's jerseys.
What truly makes this jersey is special is its classic look that elicits memories of the older-school NBA.
1. Throwback Floridians
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These throwback jerseys paying tribute to the 1971-72 Miami Floridians of the ABA are fantastic.
The primary color of the jersey is a simple white; however, it also features magenta and orange stripes on the left side that really make it stand out from your typical NBA home jersey.
Unlike today's jerseys, the players' numbers are placed above "Miami" on the front of the jersey. Similarly, on the back of the jersey, player numbers are at the top of the jersey which leaves the last names written in the middle of it.
The Floridians jersey is flashy but not too much so and represents a nice change-of-pace type jersey.
Plus, it got Mario Chalmers to dress up like this for the promotion of one of its rare appearances: that by itself makes it an excellent jersey.