The Evolution of Miami Heat Uniforms throughout Franchise History

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Miami Floridians 2005 Uniform

In 2005, Miami decided to pay tribute to Florida’s original basketball team, the Miami Floridians, as a part of the NBA’s tribute to the ABA, by wearing their home jerseys, an all black uniform with an orange and pink stripe running down the left side. Although the Heat have no formal affiliation with the Floridians, they paid homage to the ABA team by wearing the jerseys for a limited number of games.

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Grace Moseley was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida and grew up watching college basketball, specifically Duke and UF, before attending Florida State where she disowned both teams for her Alma Mater and received degrees in Creative Writing and Political Science. In Tallahassee she met and befriended a horde of Miami natives who introduced her to the NBA and the Miami Heat, and she joined the Heat Nation and moved to South Florida. Outside of the Heat, Grace enjoys Game of Thrones, college football (specifically Florida State and Baylor) and cooking. Grace is proud to be a junior staff writer for