Located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, the Nets are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Eastern Conference, in the Atlantic Division.
1. The team was founded in 1988. Like most expansion teams, the team was bad on the court... only making the playoffs twice in their first eight years, losing both times.
2. Team owner is Micky Arison, Carnival Cruise Lines Chairman. He purchased the franchise in 1995. Carnival is the world's largest travel leisure company.
3. Micky Arison has an estimated net worth of $5.5 billion.
4. Team president is Pat Riley and the current coach is Erik Spoelstra.
5. The team's colors are black, red, yellow and white.
6. The Miami Heat play their home games at the FTX Arena (formerly known as AmericanAirlines Arena) in Miami, Florida.
7. The current franchise value of the team is 2 billion U.S. dollars.
8. The Heat have won 3 NBA Championships (2006, 2012, 2013), 6 Eastern Conference titles (2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2020) and 14 Division titles. So, they are one of the NBA's most successful franchises.
9. The Heat have retired several jersey numbers - (1, 3, 10, 23, 32, 33). They retired Michael Jordan's #23 even though he has never played for the Heat out of respect (several teams have done the same).
10. The Heat have had some of the best players in the NBA play for them, individuals such as the great Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Bosh, Alonzo Mourning, Ray Allen, Udonis Haslem, Tim Hardaway and many more.
11. The Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, and Boston Celtics make up the Miami Heat rivalry.
12. A 66-16 record in 2013 was Miami's best season and the worst was in 2008 when they finished the season with a 15-67 record.
13. The Heat are one of the few teams in NBA history to win back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013.
14. During the 2012 - 2013 NBA season, the Miami Heat won a staggering 27 games in a row, making it the 3rd longest winning streak in NBA history.
15. LeBron James has 4 regular season MVPs, and two of them again during his team in Miami.