Miami Heat

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Miami Heat
2021–22 Miami Heat season
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ConferenceEastern
DivisionSoutheast
Founded1988
HistoryMiami Heat
1988–present[1][2]
ArenaFTX Arena
LocationMiami, Florida
Team colorsRed, yellow, black[3][4]
     
Main sponsorUltimate Software[5]
PresidentPat Riley
General managerAndy Elisburg[6]
Head coachErik Spoelstra
OwnershipMicky Arison
Affiliation(s)Sioux Falls Skyforce
Championships3 (2006, 2012, 2013)
Conference titles6 (2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2020)
Division titles14 (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)
Retired numbers6 (1, 3, 10, 23, 32, 33)
Websitewww.nba.com/heat
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The Miami Heat are an American professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association in Miami, Florida. It was started in 1988. They play their home games at the American Airlines Arena. They won the 2006 NBA Finals where they defeated the Dallas Mavericks 4 games to 2. Dwyane Wade was the Finals MVP. The two teams met again in the Finals in 2011 with the Mavericks winning the rematch 4 games to 2. The Heat won again in the 2012 NBA Finals where they defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 4 games to 1. LeBron James was the Finals MVP for the first time in his career. They also defeated the San Antonio Spurs in 2013 4 games to 3. LeBron was the Finals MVP for the second straight year. They lost to the Spurs in the 2014 rematch over five games. The Heat became the first Eastern Conference team to reach four straight Finals. After four years with the Heat, LeBron returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers and spent another four years there. The Heat returned to the Finals in 2020, losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in six games.

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  1. "NBA.com/Stats–Miami Heat seasons". Stats.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  2. "History: Team by Team" (PDF). 2018-19 Official NBA Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 8, 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  3. Phillips, DeAndré (November 18, 2008). "The New MH Logo". HEAT.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Archived from the original on December 4, 2008. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  4. "Miami Heat Reproduction and Usage Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  5. NBA Media Ventures, LLC (September 21, 2017). "MIAMI HEAT AND ULTIMATE SOFTWARE ANNOUNCE JERSEY PATCH PARTNERSHIP". Press release. http://www.nba.com/heat/news/jersey-patch-announcement. Retrieved December 17, 2017. 
  6. "HEAT Announce Front Office Promotions". HEAT.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. September 28, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2016.

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