They won’t officially be unveiled until January, but Nike’s NBA “City Edition” uniforms have been leaking out from retailers.
The Miami Heat’s uniform pays a fitting homage to the team’s past.
Based on a photo tweeted by Uni Watch’s Phil Hecken, the Heat will wear white jerseys with pink, black and powder blue accents — a color scheme synonymous with that of the TV show “Miami Vice.” Player numbers will be powder blue, and the word “Miami” will be written in the same pink color and script that appeared on the front of the old Miami Arena, which served as the Heat’s home arena from 1988-1999.
The Heat is one of four teams to not officially announce their City Edition uniforms at this time, along with the Houston Rockets, New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors. The team did, however, hint on Twitter about the Vice-esque look with a semi-cryptic tweet on Friday, writing “Very important city edition” with each word on one line. The first letter of each word together spells “Vice.”
The Heat will play 13 games with the City Edition uniforms, starting Jan. 25 against the Sacramento Kings. According to Nike, the NBA City Edition uniforms “represent insights and emotion from the court to the upper deck to the cities’ streets, in pursuit of a unique way to capture each team and its city in a way that respects the past and present of the clubs while also positioning them for the future.”
Miami is 18-16 on the season and coming off a 107-89 win against the Orlando Magic on Tuesday.
The full schedule of games in which the Heat will wear their City Edition uniforms is below:
Jan 25: vs. Sacramento Kings
Jan. 27: vs. Chicago Bulls
Jan. 29: @ Dallas Mavericks
Feb. 5: vs. Orlando Magic
Feb. 7: vs. Houston Rockets
Feb. 9: vs. Milwuakee Bucks
Feb. 13: @ Toronto Raptors
Feb. 14: @ Philadelphia 76ers
Feb. 23: @ New Orleans Pelicans
Feb. 24: vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Feb. 27: vs. Philadelphia 76ers
March 1: vs. LA Lakers
March 3: vs. Detroit Pistons
March 5: vs. Phoenix Suns
March 8: vs. Philadelphia 76ers