|Stadion||American Airlines Arena|
|Location||Miami , Florida|
|Club colors||Red, orange, black, white
|Head coach||Erik Spoelstra|
|General manager||Pat Riley|
|Farm teams||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|Championships||3 ( 2006 , 2012 , 2013 )|
|Conference title||5 ( 2006 , 2011 - 2014 )|
|Division title||14 (1997–2000, 2005–2007, 2011–2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)|
The Miami Heat are a basketball team of the North American Professional League National Basketball Association (NBA) from Miami , Florida. They were named for the heat because the South Florida region has high temperatures year round. The team colors have always been red, orange, black and white.
Together with the Atlanta Hawks , Charlotte Hornets , Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards, they belong to the Southeast Division within the Eastern Conference . From their founding in 1987 and their first season in 1988/89 to moving to the American Airlines Arena in 2000, they played in the Miami Arena as well as in Downtown Miami. The owner of the team is Micky Arison , who has been running the franchise since 1995. The Israeli-US businessman is also CEO of Carnival Corporation , the world's largest cruise company. According to Forbes Magazine , the Heat is the NBA's twelfth most valuable franchise at an estimated $ 1.95 billion (as of February 11, 2020).
The Heat were added to the NBA in 1988 along with the original Charlotte Hornets as part of an expansion of the league. After they became NBA champions for the first time in 2006 against the Dallas Mavericks , they reached the final series four times in a row from 2011 to 2014 and were able to celebrate two more title wins. After the defeat in 2011 in the new edition against the "Mavs" they were successful in 2012 against the Oklahoma City Thunder and 2013 against the San Antonio Spurs , before losing in 2014 in a rematch against the Spurs.
Foundation and start in the NBA (1987 to 1990)
After the Miami Floridians team from the American Basketball Association (ABA) existed in Florida for a short time between 1968 and 1972 , numerous companies were interested in establishing a professional basketball team from the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the previously franchise-free US state . Ultimately, the Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority allowed a group led by Hall of Famer Billy Cunningham , theater producer Zev Bufman, and former New Jersey Nets management member Lewis Schaffel to form a team in Miami. They received financial backing from the founder of the cruise line Carnival Cruise Lines, Ted Arison, who thus became the main shareholder. To determine the name of the new team, a survey was carried out in which the proposal "Miami Heat" narrowly prevailed against "Miami Vice", the title of the TV series that was very popular at the time.
On April 22, 1987, the Miami Heat finally joined the NBA for an admission fee of $ 32.5 million after the league's expansion committee first approved the new franchises in Charlotte and Minneapolis . Since there should originally only be three new teams, the decision had to be made for the last free seat between Miami and Orlando . Due to a stalemate in the vote, the NBA was ultimately expanded by four teams, with the Heat together with the Charlotte Hornets starting the game for the 1988/89 season, while the Orlando Magic and the Minnesota Timberwolves only started a year later.
With a roster that consisted mostly of young players, the Heat lost their first 17 games. That was a new NBA record back then, set by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1998-99 season . The team ended the season with 15 wins and 67 losses.
For the 1989/90 season they chose as part of the NBA Draft in the first round Glen Rice , who had previously played for the University of Michigan basketball team . The sporting achievements were similar to the previous year and the regular season ended with a record of 18 wins and 64 losses. With Rony Seikaly , however, the Heat made the most improved player of the season . The Heat have never won more than two games in a row this season. The following 1990/91 season was marked by two draft picks that did not live up to expectations. The sporting performance with 24 wins and 58 defeats continued to be clearly negative.
The Loughery Era (1991 to 1995)
Before the 1991/92 season , the Heat signed Kevin Loughery, who had 29 years of experience both as a player and as a coach, as their new head coach. In this year's NBA Draft, the Heat hired Steve Smith , a nimble and mobile guard. With 38 wins and 44 losses, they were able to qualify for the NBA playoffs for the first time. In the playoffs, the team did not get beyond the first round, as they were defeated in a best-of-five series in three games of the Chicago Bulls . Steve Smith was elected to the NBA All-Rookie Team , while his teammate Glen Rice was the tenth top scorer of the season.
In the following 1992/93 season , the team could not follow up on this success and started the season due to injury with 27 defeats in the first 40 games. After the return of Steve Smith, the results improved, the season ended with a record of 36 wins and 46 losses, which they narrowly missed the NBA playoffs.
With fewer bad luck injuries, the Heat started the 1993/94 season more successfully and ended it for the first time with a positive rate: 42 wins and 40 losses. After they won two of the first three games in the playoffs, they had to admit defeat to the Atlanta Hawks in the last two games of this "best-of-five" series .
In the 1994-95 season , the team was rebuilt. Steve Smith and other players were given up and a fresh start was planned. Head coach Kevin Loughery also had to give way and the Heat ended the season with 32 wins and 50 losses.
The Mourning / Riley Era (1995 to 2001)
Before the 1995/96 season , the Heat hired Pat Riley as the new team president and head coach. Pat Riley was able to celebrate numerous successes with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s and with the New York Knicks in the 1990s. The evening before the 1995/96 season began, Pat Riley sent Glen Rice and Matt Geiger to the Hornets and received All-Star Center Alonzo Mourning back. During the season he signed players like Tim Hardaway and Chris Gatling. The regular season ended again with a positive rate. In the first round of the NBA playoffs, the team met the Chicago Bulls around Michael Jordan , who had set an NBA record this season with 72 wins in 82 games. The Bulls won this “best of five” series with three wins in a row.
In the following season, the Heat improved greatly and at the end of the season they had 61 wins and 21 defeats and their first title in the Atlantic Division . Signings like Dan Majerle , P. J. Brown and Jamal Mashburn were instrumental in this improvement. This year they reached the Eastern Conference finals, but were again defeated by the Chicago Bulls.
The Heat celebrated their tenth anniversary in the 1997/98 season with their second Atlantic Division title. In the NBA playoffs they lost in the first round against the New York Knicks , which they had defeated the previous year.
The 1998/99 season was the NBA lockout , which led to the first shortened season, which ended the Heat with an Eastern Conference record of 33 wins and 17 losses. Although the odds spoke for them, they were again defeated in the NBA playoffs against the New York Knicks. The Knicks made it to the NBA Finals that year, losing to the San Antonio Spurs . Thanks to their success, the Miami Heat moved to the American Airlines Arena after the season , which can seat 20,500 spectators. The following season, the Heat were defeated again in the NBA playoffs by the New York Knicks in seven games.
In the summer of 2000 it was time for another big change. Since the Miami Heat were outbid by the Orlando Magic in an attempt to secure Tracy McGrady for themselves , the Heat P. J. Brown and Jamal Mashburn decided to swap for Eddie Jones , Anthony Mason and Ricky Davis . From then on, the Heat were traded as a favorite in the Eastern Conference, after his return from the Olympic Games in 2000 Alonzo Mourning announced that the Heat would have to do without him for the entire season due to a rare kidney disease.
Mourning returned to the Heat 13 games before the end of the 2000/01 season , but could not directly follow on from his earlier successes. The team had to admit defeat to the Charlotte Hornets in the first round of the NBA playoffs .
The following two seasons were two of the most unsuccessful in the history of the Miami Heat. Pat Riley missed the playoffs for the first time in his coaching career and most of the team's squad was disbanded. For the 2001/02 season , many former stars were signed who could no longer follow up on their previous performances. In the 2002/03 season the team began to be rebuilt from scratch. The Heat were able to secure the rights to Caron Butler in the NBA draft in the first round .
Dwyane Wade signed on (2003 to 2004)
Alonzo Mourning's contract expired after the 2002/03 season and gave the Heat enough financial room to improve the team. They used this new leeway to sign Lamar Odom and Rafer Alston . In the NBA draft they secured the fifth pick for the rights to Dwyane Wade , who had previously played for the Marquette University team. In addition, the Heat Udonis signed Haslem and formed one of the surprise teams of the year with Odom, Alston, Haslem, Wade, Grant, Jones, Allen and Caron Butler and Rasual Butler.
Just before the 2003/04 season began, Pat Riley resigned as head coach to focus on his role as team president, giving Stan Van Gundy the opportunity to prove himself as head coach . The energetic and athletic team around Dwyane Wade, who broke numerous NBA rookie records this year, made it into the NBA playoffs. Wade was able to attract even more attention as he led his team through the first round of the NBA playoffs victoriously against the Charlotte Hornets . In the Eastern Conference semifinals, however, the team lost to the Indiana Pacers .
The Wade / O'Neal Era (2004 to 2008)
After the successful previous season the belief in an NBA title in Miami grew again. They strengthened themselves on July 14, 2004 with the NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers , in which Miami parted ways with Lamar Odom, Caron Butler and Brian Grant. Dwyane Wade and his new Superstar teammate worked very well together from the start and together secured a place at the top of the NBA with over 20 points per game. They were able to lead the Miami Heat to their second-best NBA season to date with 59 wins in 82 games. In the NBA playoffs of the 2004/05 season they defeated the New Jersey Nets and the Washington Wizards without defeat. They suffered their first defeats in the Eastern Conference final against the Detroit Pistons . After five games, the Heat led 3-2 games, due to an injury they had to do without Dwyane Wade in the sixth game and lost that game. In the seventh and decisive game Wade was back with 20 points, but it was not enough for the win and the Detroit Pistons moved into the NBA finals.
The drastic changes at the Miami Heat should not stop after the season. In the biggest trade in NBA history, which consisted of five teams and 13 players, the heat increased with NBA All-Star Antoine Walker , Jason Williams and James Posey . They later signed Gary Payton and Jason Kapono . On December 12, 2005, Pat Riley announced that he would again act as head coach of the Heat from this point on. In February and March of the 2005/06 season, the "new" Heat won 15 of 16 games after initial difficulties. Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O'Neal led the team, leading it to 52 wins in 82 games. In the NBA playoffs, they beat the Chicago Bulls in the first and the New Jersey Nets in the second round. In the Eastern Conference Finals they faced the Detroit Pistons, as in the previous year, this time the Heat left the field as the winner after six games and moved into the NBA Finals, where the Dallas Mavericks around Dirk Nowitzki were waiting for them. Miami lost their first two games in Dallas , when they were also behind in the third game, Dwyane Wade led his team to a comeback victory. Game four also went to the Heat and in the fifth game they were also able to secure victory in overtime. In the sixth game in Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki could not avert the fourth defeat of his Mavericks in a row and the Heat won their first NBA title. Dwyane Wade was named Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals.
The Miami Heat started the 2006/07 season badly with a 42-point loss to the Chicago Bulls , the biggest defeat the Heat has ever suffered. The first half of the season was marked by bad luck. Team president and head coach Pat Riley retired indefinitely for a variety of reasons, Shaquille O'Neal struggled with a knee injury and Dwyane Wade with an injury to his wrist. In the second half of the season Riley returned, O'Neal could also play again and shooting guard Eddie Jones was signed, who had recently been sacked by the Memphis Grizzlies . The joy was short-lived, however, as Dwyane Wade dislocated his left shoulder on February 21, 2007 in a game against the Houston Rockets and had to be brought out of the hall in a wheelchair. In order to be able to return in time for the NBA playoffs, Wade decided to take an injury break and against an operation. Predicted by many reporters that the Miami Heat would miss the playoffs due to Wade's injury, he returned to his team on April 9, 2007, bringing him 11 wins in his first 14 games. It was not his sole merit, Shaquille O'Neal was in the best form since his move to Miami and carried the team on his shoulders, especially in the offense. The Heat ended the season with 44 wins and 38 losses. The season came to an inglorious end in the NBA playoffs, however, when the Heat had to admit defeat to the Chicago Bulls in four games in the first round. This made the Heat the first NBA defending champions since 1957 to be eliminated by a sweep in the playoffs following the title win .
Low point (2007 to 2008)
The Miami Heat wanted to leave the previous season behind. Before the start of the season, she left Jason Kapono , who went to the Toronto Raptors , as well as James Posey , who was signed by the Boston Celtics . In a five-player trade, the Heat brought back Ricky Davis , who, however, could not quite follow up on his promising years in Miami.
On December 19, 2007, Alonzo Mourning suffered a serious knee injury in a fastbreak game against the Atlanta Hawks and had to sit out the rest of the season. On February 6, 2008, the Heat Shaquille O'Neal decided to pass on Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks to the Phoenix Suns, thus ending the "Wade O'Neal" era. On March 10, 2008 it was also announced that Dwyane Wade would have to sit out the remainder of the season due to knee and shoulder injuries. On April 28, 2008, Pat Riley resigned as head coach, but remained active in the role of team president. The new head coach was long-term assistant Erik Spoelstra , who at the age of 37 became the youngest head coach in the history of the National Basketball Association. Riley ended his career as head coach with 1,210 wins. The 2007-08 season ended with 15 wins and 67 losses, the worst season ever in the history of the Miami Heat.
Reconstruction (2008 to 2010)
Due to their poor performance the previous season, the Heat had the second pick in the 2008 NBA Draft . The top 3 players in this draft were forward Michael Beasley , point guard Derrick Rose and shooting guard O. J. Mayo . The Chicago Bulls, who had the first pick of the draft, picked Derrick Rose as expected and the Heat then picked Michael Beasley. With a trade they also secured the rights to Mario Chalmers in this draft . With engagements from James Jones , Jamaal Magloire and Yakhouba Diawara, the Miami Heat strengthened even further. On September 29, 2008, Pat Riley was named General Manager of the Heat. During the season, on February 13, 2009, Miami sent Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks to the Toronto Raptors for Jermaine O'Neal and Jamario Moon . Dwyane Wade led the league this season with 30.2 points per game and led his team to 43 wins in 82 games. In the NBA playoffs, the team lost in the first round in seven games against the Atlanta Hawks .
In the 2009/10 season , the Heat secured seven wins in their first eight games, after which they became more sloppy and had an odds of 35 wins and 34 losses after 69 games. They were able to finish the season as strong as they opened it: twelve wins in the last 13 games. With a total of 47 wins in the 82 games, they reached the playoffs again, where they were beaten in the first round in five games by the Boston Celtics .
LeBron James signed and title wins (2010-2014)
With nearly 45 million US dollars in salary latitude, the Miami Heat had a chance to take several NBA superstars under contract. They renewed Dwyane Wade's contract on July 7, 2010, signed Chris Bosh on the same day, and got approval from LeBron James on July 8, 2010. Later that day, Michael Beasley, who had previously been below the Heat's expectations, joined he stayed, traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a second-round pick and extra cash . Dwyane Wade was signed for $ 107.59 million for six years, while LeBron James and Chris Bosh were both signed for $ 110.1 million each for six years. The three NBA superstars made their joint debut on July 9, 2010 at the 2010 Summer Heat Welcome Party in the American Airlines Arena . They were introduced as the Three Kings .
By choosing to play for less than the maximum wages allowed, the three Superstars had allowed the Heat's management to continue improving the team. Udonis Haslem ’s contract has also been extended and they have also strengthened themselves with Mike Miller , one of the best three shooters in the league. Shortly afterwards, a former team-mate of LeBron James from his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers , Žydrūnas Ilgauskas , was also signed. The backcourt was also improved with Carlos Arroyo and Eddie House .
However, the 2010/11 season did not start as successfully as many expected. The Miami Heat only won nine of their first 17 games and fell short of the high expectations. However, the tide turned in December when they recorded 15 wins. In the Best of Seven Eastern Conference finals against the Chicago Bulls, the Heat won 4-1 and advanced to the 2011 NBA Finals , where they lost 4-2 to the Dallas Mavericks and the outstanding Dirk Nowitzki .
The 2011/12 season ended the Heat with 46 wins out of 66 games. In the playoffs they beat the New York Knicks 4-1 in the series in the first round and then met the Indiana Pacers in the second round , who they defeated in six games. In the sixth and final game of the series, Dwyane Wade was able to achieve 41 points, which is the highest value in this series. The Heat then met in the Eastern Conference Finals on the Boston Celtics , against which they could win the first game with 93:79. The second game they were able to win despite a temporary deficit of 15 points and the personal record of Rajon Rondo with 44 points. In the 2012 NBA Finals , the Heat celebrated the second title in their team history by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1.
On July 11, 2012, the Heat announced the signing of Ray Allen for three years. The Shooting Guard had previously played for the Boston Celtics and is considered the best three shooter of all time. Also for the 2012/13 season was Rashard Lewis brought for two years. With the 27th win in a row, Miami set a new franchise record on March 25, 2013. The winning streak ended two days later with a defeat at the Chicago Bulls . As in the previous two years, the Heat 2013 won the Southeast Division. After winning the Eastern Conference again, the Miami Heat were able to win the second championship title in a row and the third in franchise history with a 4-3 victory in the 2013 NBA Finals over the San Antonio Spurs. As in the previous year, LeBron James was elected MVP of the regular season and the final series. In the 2013/14 season , as in the previous year, the Heat reached the NBA final to meet the San Antonio Spurs again as in the previous season . The Heat lost 1: 4 in the final series. In addition, the top performers LeBron James , Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade got out of their contracts.
Transition phase with Bosh and Wade (2014 to 2016)
On July 10, LeBron James announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers . Bosh and Wade, however, extended their contracts. As a replacement for James, the former All-Star Luol Deng was signed . In February 2015, the Heat signed the NBA Most Improved Player Award point guard Goran Dragic in a trade with the Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans . Nevertheless, in the conference ranking for the 2014/15 season, they did not get above a tenth place. Among other things, Bosh dropped out several players due to a blood clot . Thus, the Heat missed the playoffs. On the other hand, Hassan Whiteside was able to develop into a valuable player.
A year later, however, they took part again in the playoffs after the Heat could end the season in the Eastern Conference, despite the repeated failure of all star Chris Bosh , in third place. The rookies Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson were particularly convincing in the heat. In the playoffs, the Heat prevailed 4: 3 against the Charlotte Hornets in the first round . In the second round, however, the Heat lost 3-4 to the Toronto Raptors .
Rebuilding and relapse into mediocrity (2016-today)
With the move from franchise player Dwyane Wade to his hometown to the Chicago Bulls and the creeping retirement of Chris Bosh, the successful "Big Three era" was finally over in summer 2016. At least it was possible to extend the contract with the coveted center Hassan Whiteside , but one had to think about a rebuild on South Beach. The fact that the team was in a state of upheaval was also reflected in the disastrous 11-30 start into the 2016/17 season , before they started a terrific race to catch up in the second half of the season and finally a balanced 41-41 record with 30-11 wins and took third place in the Southeast Division. The following season 2017/18 ended up with a solid 44-38 record, which means that the Heat was only the sixth best team in the Eastern Conference to win the Southeast Division again. Although the Cleveland Cavaliers brought Dwyane Wade back to Miami for the Trade Deadline Heat icon , the team was clearly lost in the first round of the playoffs against the up-and-coming Philadelphia 76ers and were eliminated after five games.
The 2018/19 season will be remembered forever as Wade's “One Last Dance”. After a total of 16 years in the NBA, what is arguably the best Heat player of all time said goodbye to his fans in Miami with 30 points in his last home game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Together with Dirk Nowitzki , his big opponent from the final series in 2006 and 2011 against the Dallas Mavericks , who also played his last season after 21 years, he was invited to the NBA All-Star Game again . Aside from the farewell hype, the young troupe could not really convince and ended up as third in the Southeast Division with 39 wins and 43 losses outside the playoff ranks.
Honors and achievements worth mentioning
|1||Chris Bosh||Forward / Center||2010-2017|
|3||Dwyane Wade||Guard||2003–2016, 2018–2019|
|23||Michael Jordan *||Guard|
|33||Alonzo Mourning||center||1995-2002, 2005-2008|
* Jordan never played for the Heat, but his jersey was withdrawn from the franchise due to "special contributions to basketball" and has not been awarded since then.
|Chris Bosh||Forward / Center||2011-2016|
|Alonzo Mourning||center||1996-1997, 2000-2002|
|Stan Van Gundy||Coach||2005|
|Dwyane Wade||Guard||2005–2016, 2019|
|LeBron James||NBA Most Valuable Player||2012, 2013|
|LeBron James||NBA Finals MVP||2012, 2013|
|Dwyane Wade||NBA Finals MVP||2006|
|Dwyane Wade||NBA All-Star Game MVP||2010|
|Dwyane Wade||NBA Scoring Champion||2009|
|Alonzo Mourning||NBA Defensive Player of the Year||1999, 2000|
|Isaac Austin||NBA Most Improved Player||1997|
|Rony Seikaly||NBA Most Improved Player||1990|
|Pat Riley||NBA Coach of the Year||1997|
|Pat Riley||NBA Executive of the Year||2011|
|Alonzo Mourning||J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award||2002|
|PJ Brown||J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award||1997|
|Shane Battier||Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award||2014|
|year||Victories: defeats||Wins [%]||Play-offs|
|1988/89||15:67||18.3||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1989/90||18:64||22.0||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1990/91||24:58||29.3||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1991/92||38:44||46.3||0-3 in the first round against the Chicago Bulls|
|1992/93||36:46||43.9||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1993/94||42:40||51.2||2: 3 in the first round against the Atlanta Hawks|
|1994/95||32:50||39.0||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1995/96||42:40||51.2||0-3 in the first round against the Chicago Bulls|
|1996/97||61:21||74.4||1: 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Chicago Bulls|
|1997/98||55:27||67.1||2: 3 in the first round against the New York Knicks|
|1998/99||33:17||66.0||2: 3 in the first round against the New York Knicks|
|1999/00||52:30||63.4||3: 4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the New York Knicks|
|2000/01||50:32||61.0||0: 3 in the first round against the Charlotte Hornets|
|2001/02||36:46||43.9||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2002/03||25:57||30.5||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2003/04||42:40||51.2||2-4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Indiana Pacers|
|2004/05||59:23||72.0||3-4 in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Detroit Pistons|
|2005/06||52:30||63.4||NBA champions 4-2 against the Dallas Mavericks|
|2006/07||44:38||53.7||0: 4 in the first round against the Chicago Bulls|
|2007/08||15:67||18.3||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2008/09||43:39||52.4||3: 4 in the first round against the Atlanta Hawks|
|2009/10||47:35||57.3||1: 4 in the first round against the Boston Celtics|
|2010/11||58:24||70.7||2-4 in the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks|
|2011/12||46:20||69.7||NBA champions 4-1 against the Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2012/13||66:16||80.5||NBA champions 4-3 against the San Antonio Spurs|
|2013/14||54:28||65.9||1: 4 in the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs|
|2014/15||37:45||45.1||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2015/16||48:34||58.5||3-4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Toronto Raptors|
|2016/17||41:41||50.0||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2017/18||44:38||53.7||1: 4 in the first round against the Philadelphia 76ers|
|2018/19||39:43||47.6||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|total||1338: 1229||52.1%||124: 100 in the playoffs ( 55.4% ) - 3 NBA championships|
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- ^ Desert News: Billy Cunningham leaves CBS to stay with the Miami Heat, July 16, 1988
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- ^ History of The Heat Group - FundingUniverse. Retrieved February 8, 2020 .
- ↑ NBA: Regular Season Records ( Memento of the original from June 24, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ↑ New York Times: Kevin Loughery New Miami Heat Coach, June 17, 1991
- ^ NBA: Heat History 1997-1998
- ^ "American Airlines Arena" homepage
- ^ New York Times: NBA allows 9-player trade between Hornets and Heat
- ↑ NBA: Dwyane Wade Biography ( Memento of the original from January 17, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ↑ NBA: Largest Trades in NBA History ( Memento of the original from September 15, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ^ ESPN: Riley returns, December 16, 2005
- ↑ NBA: Wade leads Heat to 1st NBA Championship, June 20, 2006 ( Memento of the original from December 1, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ↑ Yahoo Sports: Bulls 108 -Heat 66, October 31, 2006
- ^ ESPN: Wade injured in Riley's return, February 21, 2007
- ^ NBA: Bulls sweep 2006 Champions, April 30, 2007
- ↑ Yahoo Sports: Suns, Heat Agree on Shaq Trade, Feb. 6, 2008
- ↑ EBSports: Wade's Season is over, March 10, 2008 ( Memento of the original from March 16, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ↑ HULIQ: Miami Heat hold your calf, get Bosh
- ↑ TV Guide: LeBron James leaves Cavaliers for Heat, July 8, 2010
- ^ ESPN: Heat deal Beasley, July 10, 2010
- ↑ NBA: Welcome to Miami, July 9, 2010
- ↑ NBA: Standings ( Memento of the original from April 5, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ↑ NBA.com - Link to the East Coast Series 2011/12 Heat against Knicks
- ↑ Heat - Pacers at nba.com
- ↑ Series Hub from Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics , accessed May 31, 2012
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- ↑ 2016-17 Season Recap: Culture Reigns Supreme. Retrieved February 8, 2020 .
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- ↑ 2018-19 Season Recap: One Door Closes, Another Opens. Retrieved February 8, 2020 .
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