Miami Heat go retro with new 'Vice' jerseys

Team to debut 'laser fuchsia' and 'blue gale' uniforms on Thursday

The Heat have officially released their 'Vice' jerseys
The Heat have officially released their 'Vice' jerseys

MIAMI – The Miami Heat are ready to break out their 'Vice' jerseys.

The team confirmed Tuesday that the new-look uniforms that would debut on Thursday against the Kings.

This is part of the NBA's program to release "City Edition" uniforms.

According to the team's website, the jerseys are "inspired by Heat history and Miami in the 1980's."

The uniform "starts with the classic Heat silhouette from 1988, replaces the franchise red and orange with laser fuchsia and blue gale, and features the original Miami Arena script across the chest."

The uniforms are a nod, in part, to the popular 1980s cop show, "Miami Vice." Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas starred as vice officers Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs for five seasons from 1984 to 1990. With its bright colors and moody soundtrack, the show set trends in fashion as well as music.

“The Vice uniform is our ode to the city of Miami, its distinctive history, its iconic place in the annals of popular culture,” said Michael McCullough, the Heat's executive vice president and chief marketing officer. 

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