Want a uniform to represent Miami’s vibrant and colorful reputation? You’re going to love the Heat’s new Nike “City Edition” uniforms. The Heat unveiled the Miami Vice-themed uniform that includes jerseys with pink, black and powder blue accents on Tuesday, and it didn’t disappoint.
The Heat will debut the new look Thursday when they take on the Sacramento Kings at AmericanAirlines Arena. In addition, a full Miami Vice-themed Heat merchandise line, which includes t-shirts and hats, will be available to the public starting at midnight. The uniform features the word “Miami” written in the original Miami Arena script across the chest and it’s “inspired by Heat history and Miami in the 1980s.”
For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been seeing hints and possible leaks of the 2018 NBA All-Star Game uniforms. Today we can finally put an end to the “rumours” tag. I’ve obtained official photos of the black set of uniforms, specifically the LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook versions. Since we still don’t know which players will be playing for which team, technically these uniforms won’t necessarily be the ones to be sold to the public, but they will either be these or in the white version of the same template.
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James may have taken over the NBA’s top spot in the latest round of All-Star voting, but Golden State Warriors counterpart Stephen Curry still leads the league in at least one popularity contest — jersey sales, where he edges James and teammate Kevin Durant. For the first time this season, the NBA released its semi-regular team merchandise lists, and Curry holds the No. 1 spot among top-selling jerseys. Curry, James and Durant also ranked first, second and third, respectively, when the league last updated the data after another Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals.
The Mavericks retired Harper’s No. 12, the third Dallas player to be so honored. Harper’s jersey joins those of his former teammates Brad Davis (No. 15) and Rolando Blackman (No. 22) in the rafters. Harper played 12 seasons in a 16-year career with the Mavericks, ranking fourth in the team’s history in points and first in assists and steals. Harper also made the NBA Finals with the Knicks in 1994 and is now the analyst on Mavericks’ TV broadcasts. “I kept looking up at Brad and Ro’s numbers during the first half of the game and just thinking that I was going to be up there joining those guys. ” Harper said after the game. “When reality sets in, this is a big deal because not a lot of people get to have their jersey retired. It’s an incredible honor.”
Harper, his grown children and 4-year-old granddaughter Savannah were asked to tug a rope and unveil the banner bearing jersey No. 12, to be hoisted into the AAC rafters and into permanent Mavericks lore. “Whoo!” said Harper, 56, perhaps in equal parts glee and relief.