Miami Heat Logo History

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Miami Heat joined the NBA in 1988. The Heat logo is one of the most popular NBA team logos, a flaming ball flying into the basketball hoop. The old Miami Heat basketball logo was created in 1988. The new Miami Heat redesigned logo switched the color palette to a darker one and the basketball is drawn in muted red with the yellow ends. The ring became white. The flame of the “T” was also tweaked and went a bit to the right.

One of the favorite Heat logos is the alternative Miami Heat Vice logo, paying homage to the 80s TV classic Miami Vice. Download Miami Heat team logos in transparent PNG below.

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What year did Miami Heat became a team?
The Heat, along with the Charlotte Hornets, entered the league in 1988 as an expansion NBA team. Miami won just 15 games in their first season.

How many times did Miami Heat win NBA championship?
The Miami Heat have been to the NBA Finals 7 times. They have won 3 NBA championships, in 2006, 2012 and 2013.

Why did Miami Heat retire 23?
Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan didn’t play a single second for the Miami Heat, but the franchise retired his Number 23 jersey in 2003 as a sign of respect to him and his achievements. Heat President Pat Riley said, “No one will ever wear No. 23 for the Miami Heat. You’re the best.”

What is Miami Heat arena called?
Miami Heat arena is currently called Kaseya Center. The arena was previously named American Airlines Arena from opening in 1999 until 2019, FTX Arena from 2019 until 2023. Following the bankruptcy of FTX, and it was called Miami-Dade Arena during an interim period in 2023.