When J.J. Miller’s shoe finally catches fire
and the rest of the Miami Heat had their second consecutive win on Friday night, the team wore a special jersey that featured the word “Heat” on the back.
The team had worn a similar jersey during its last game of the season in the 2012 Finals.
The Heat wore that jersey for the last time on Monday, wearing it again for a game against the Brooklyn Nets in a preseason exhibition.
That game, which also featured Miami’s first win in five years, marked the first time since the franchise’s inaugural season in 1995 that the Heat wore the jersey in public.
The jersey is a nod to the Heat’s longtime owner, Mark Cuban, who is Cuban’s brother and a member of the team’s ownership group.
The word “J.J.” on the jersey is “The J. J. Miller Era” and the Heat have worn it since 2005.
Miami Heat star LeBron James (24) dribbles the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against Charlotte Hornets at American Airlines Arena, Wednesday, May 25, 2017, in Miami.
Miami won 106-97.
(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) J. J., who is one of the NBA’s top players and one of Miami’s most beloved players, will be wearing a special Miami Heat jersey during his return to action on Saturday against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Miller is an iconic member of Miami, but the team has also used the jersey for many of its games since it was worn by Miami’s last championship team in 1995.
The Dolphins have worn the jersey during their last game in five seasons, when they defeated the Boston Celtics.
It’s not the first jersey worn during the Heat team’s first visit to New Orleans.
In 2005, the Heat traveled to the city to meet with then-owner Jeanie Buss and play against the Hornets.
The next year, they returned to the area to play the Lakers.
As a fan, the jersey’s significance was not lost on me.
In fact, I felt the need to wear it for the first game of my career.
And that’s why I wore it, as a fan.
J-J’s wife, Dottie, wears a Heat jersey for a photo during a news conference at the U.S. Women’s National Basketball Team training facility in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, June 4, 2018.
(Nathan Hunsinger/NBAE via Getty Images) I wanted to make sure I had something special for this moment.
And it’s a special moment for J.A., my little brother, and my family.
I’ve got to say it was a blessing in disguise.
The jersey was first worn by the team in 2015 and was featured on the team uniform for the 2017 season.
There’s nothing more important to me than being in my home town, and I’m glad I got to wear this jersey during my first NBA season.
When I’m back home, I wear it in my driveway, in my car, in the backyard, on my street.
I love the Heat for what they represent, and they represent the city of Miami.
On Friday, the Dolphins wore a similar Miami Heat uniform for a preseason game in Atlanta.
And now I’m excited to be back home in Miami, home of my hometown, for the NBA All-Star Game, where I hope to play a part in helping this team to another championship.