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The Miami Heat are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. The team is a member of the Southeast Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). They play their home games at nfl jerseys china the American Airlines Arena in Downtown Miami. The team owner is Micky Arison, who also owns cruise ship giant Carnival Corporation. The team president and de facto general manager is Pat Riley, Wholesale NFL Jerseys and the head coach is Erik Spoelstra. The mascot of wholesale nfl jerseys the team is Burnie, an anthropomorphic fireball.
Formed in 1988 as one of the NBA's four expansion franchises, the Heat have won three league championships (in Wholesale Jerseys 2006, 2012 and 2013), five conference titles and 11 division titles. From February 3 to March 27, 2013, the Heat won 27 games in a row, the second longest streak in NBA history (after the Los Angeles Lakers' 33 wins). In 2013, Forbes valued the Heat at $625 million, sixth most valuable among NBA franchises.
The Heat are not related to the Miami Floridians, an ABA team in the early 1970s, although the Heat have occasionally paid tribute to the older franchise by wearing a replica version of the Floridians' uniforms for the NBA's "Hardwood Classics Nights" during the 2005 06 and 2011 12 seasons.