Posted by Ben Golliver
The Miami Heat took to the court on Saturday night against the Philadelphia 76ers wearing a white, pink and orange throwback jerseys that paid tribute to the Miami Floridians of the American Basketball Association.
The Floridians were only in existence from 1968 through 1970 before moving to Minnesota, but that didn't stop LeBron James and company from donning the throwbacks as a South Florida tribute. The design features a white base, black lettering and numbers, pink borders and distinctive orange and pink vertical stripes on the left side of the jersey and shorts.
ESPN.com reports that this Floridians design is one of just six different jerseys that the Heat will wear during the 2011-2012 season. During a nationally-televised game on Thursday, Miami donned a shiny black jersey to face the Los Angeles Lakers.
For the record, Miami topped the 76ers, 113-92, at American Airlines Arena.
Here are some more pictures of the Floridians design modeled by, from left to right, Shane Battier, Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers.