Miami Heat

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Miami Heat
2022–23 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 titles15 (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022)
Retired numbers7 (1, 3, 6, 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 (NBA) in Miami, Florida. It was started in 1988. They play their home games at the FTX Arena and won three championships. Led by Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O'Neal, they won the 2006 NBA Finals where they defeated the Dallas Mavericks 4 games to 2 after trailing two games to zero. Wade was the Finals MVP. During the 2010 off-season, the Heat acquired LeBron James and Chris Bosh from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors, respectively to team up with 2003 fellow draftee Wade, making the Heat favorites to win multiple championships. With a "Big Three" of Wade, LeBron, and Bosh, Miami reached four consecutive Finals from 2011–2014. Miami met Dallas 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 was the Finals MVP for the first time in his career. They also defeated the San Antonio Spurs in 2013 4 games to 3, handing the Spurs their first-ever Finals loss. LeBron was the Finals MVP for the second straight year. They lost to the Spurs in the 2014 rematch in five games. After four years with the Heat, LeBron returned to the Cavaliers. The Heat returned to the Finals in 2020, losing to the Los Angeles Lakers (led by former Heat player LeBron and Anthony Davis) in six games.

References[change | change source]

  1. "NBA.com/Stats–Miami Heat seasons". Stats.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Archived from the original on September 15, 2017. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  2. "History: Team by Team" (PDF). 2018-19 Official NBA Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 8, 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 11, 2019. 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. "MIAMI HEAT AND ULTIMATE SOFTWARE ANNOUNCE JERSEY PATCH PARTNERSHIP". HEAT.com (Press release). NBA Media Ventures, LLC. September 21, 2017. 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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