It'll be a throwback weekend at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Heat is breaking out the old Floridians uniforms (circa ABA 1970-72) once again for home games on Saturday and Sunday against the Sixers and Bucks.
Obviously, the only reason to resurrect something as ugly as these jerseys is to market them and attempt to sell them for profit. On Thursday, the Heat had a special pregame music video featuring the players wearing the team's new black uniforms. If basketball was played in Tron, the players would wear those black unis.
Now I'm wondering what the pregame music video will be like for Saturday and Sunday -- a LeBron James disco inferno, I'm assuming!
From the Heat's official press release:
2012 Miami Floridians Player Introduction Sequence
The team will debut a special player introduction video amid the backdrop of the 1975 smash hit “Get Down Tonight” sung by musical icon and South Florida native Harry Wayne Casey, better known as lead singer KC from the popular 1970’s group, KC and The Sunshine Band. The lighthearted video, which will air before each of the Floridians games, features HEAT players donning afros and other props as they attempt to recreate the revelry of the era. In addition, HEAT.com and TIPOFF magazine will showcase the Floridians color scheme and content, highlighting each player’s 1970’s alter ego, his personal tastes and characteristics.
The Heat announced it will also wear the Floridians uniforms for these games: Feb.5 vs. Toronto, Feb. 7 vs. Cleveland, March 6 vs. New Jersey and March 7 vs. Atlanta.
The Heat wants everyone to dress up in their best 70s-era clothing for the games. I endorse this idea and might do the same! All these alternate uniforms got me thinking, what's your favorite NBA throwback? Found mine: