Miami Heat

Miami Heat 2021: News, Schedule, Roster, Score, Injury Report

The Miami Heat, owned by Micky Arison, is part of the NBA’s Eastern Conference. They belong to the Southeast Division along with the Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Washington Wizards, and Orlando Magic. 

History

The Miami Heat entered the NBA in 1988 as an expansion team along with the Charlotte Hornets. They reached the Playoffs only twice in the first eight years, but fell in the first round on both occasions. 

In the 1995 season, they were acquired by Carnival Cruise Lines and saw a turnaround in fortunes. In the next season, they reached the Conference Finals, following Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls. En route, they cobbled up a 32-9 way record, earning them the moniker “Road Warriors.”

The Miami Heat constantly fell to the New York Knicks in the Playoffs between 1998-2000, before dropping off until the acquisition of Dwyane Wade in 2003. They made four consecutive Playoffs and won their maiden NBA title in 2006. A year later they were swept in the first playoff series.

This was the beginning of a slump in their fortunes. The team notched up an abysmal 15-67 league record in 2007-08. They made the Playoffs again in the next 2 years but didn’t achieve success until the formation of the Big 3 in 2010. 

Miami Heat used the $48 million cap space and recruited LeBron James and Chris Bosh. They reached four consecutive finals and won two championships in 2012 and 2013. 

After LeBron James’ departure, they made the Playoffs just twice. In the first year, the Miami Heat became the first team since the 2005 season’s Los Angeles Lakers to miss out on the Playoffs after featuring in the previous final. 

LeBron James (2012, 2013) is the only Miami Heat player to win the league MVP award. The legendary Pat Riley currently serves as the president of the Heat, while Erik Spoelstra has been the trusted head coach since 2008.

Team’s Sponsors

The Miami Heat have Ultimate Software as their main sponsors, who advertise on their uniforms. Besides the technology company, Miami has partnerships with companies such as Tissot, Dell, and several other companies.

Achievements and History

Founded 1988
Conference Eastern
Division Southeast
President Pat Riley
General Manager Andy Elisburg
Head Coach Erik Spoelstra
Arena American Airlines Arena
Championships (3) (2006, 2012, 2013)
Conference Titles (5) (2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Division Titles (14) (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)
Website www.nba.com/heat

Miami Heat 2021 Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date
14 Tyler Herro SG 6-5 195 January 20, 2000
55 Duncan Robinson SF 6-7 215 April 22, 1994
5 Precious Achiuwa PF 6-8 225 September 19, 1999
9 Kelly Olynyk C 6-11 240 April 19, 1991
28 Andre Iguodala SF 6-6 215 January 28, 1984
13 Bam Adebayo C 6-9 255 July 18, 1997
7 Goran Dragić PG 6-3 190 May 6, 1986
11 Avery Bradley SG 6-3 180 November 26, 1990
22 Jimmy Butler SF 6-7 230 September 14, 1989
8 Maurice Harkless SF 6-7 220 May 11, 1993
25 Kendrick Nunn PG 6-2 190 August 3, 1995
30 Chris Silva PF 6-8 234 September 19, 1996
4 KZ Okpala PF 6-8 215 April 28, 1999
2 Gabe Vincent  (TW) PG 6-3 200 June 14, 1996
31 Max Strus  (TW) SF 6-5 215 March 28, 1996
0 Meyers Leonard C 7-0 260 February 27, 1992
Udonis Haslem C 6-8 235 June 9, 1980

Miami Heat 2021 Starting Lineup

Tyler Herro (G)

Duncan Robinson (G)

Jimmy Butler (F)

Kelly Olynyk (F)

Bam Adebayo (C)