Miami Heat Rumors
In recent years, the Heat have done as good a job of any team in the NBA of mixing unique, distinctive alternate uniforms in with their regular ones. During the last few years of the LeBron James era, they had a series of sharp-looking monochrome jerseys. Now, Heat owner Micky Arison threw out a hypothetical new design to test the waters with fans, a Miami Vice-themed set of jerseys that he asked fans to comment on at his Instagram page.
Q: Ira, why isn’t Michael Beasley signed yet to a non-guaranteed deal? A: I highly doubt there is much to the Durant angle, or else Durant would have had the Thunder sign Michael a long time ago. I believe it’s more of a case of the Heat wanting to keep that 15th roster spot fluid and available for a developmental player, perhaps one to be school in the D-League. Michael is someone the Heat always could cycle back to if needed.
Earlier tonight, Micky Arison took to Instagram to ask Heat fans if they’d like to see adidas produce alternate uniforms bearing teal and pink accents. Along with the photoshopped mock-up, Arison said he’d pass the word on to the league’s current outfitter. Thus far, the response is mixed, but it seems like fans are generally in favor of giving the new/old look at shot.
Stoudemire, who turns 33 in November, averaged 11.5 points in 59 games for New York and Dallas last season. He said he feels like he’s not far removed from the 2010-11 season in which he averaged a 25.3 points per game – the second-best clip of his career. But he’s played in only 200 games (out of a possible 312) in the four years since, and still isn’t entirely certain what his role will be with the Heat. “Just four years ago I was an MVP candidate and an All-Star,” Stoudemire said. “I feel like I can still get back to that All-Star level of play. If I can achieve that, then that’s going to help the team in its entirety. … I will accept whatever the role is.”
Among the more entertaining questions he received from Monday’s students at Dillard Elementary? “Are you Chris Bosh?” “That’s all the kids were saying,” he said. “They’re so used to those guys. I mean Bosh has been here for years and won championships. So these kids, when they see someone 6-10, they think of Chris Bosh.”