NBA Fans Love The Heat’s New Throwback Uniforms, Are Confused By The Rockets

NBA Fans Are Loving The Rockets And Heat New Throwback Uniforms

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The Houston Rockets and Miami Heat unveiled new throwback uniforms for the upcoming season and NBA fans are absolutely loving them.

That is, if they aren’t confused by them. More on that in a moment.

On Wednesday, the Miami Heat revealed that they were going to be throwing it all the way back to beginning with throwback uniforms from the franchise’s NBA debut in 1988. They will mark the Heat’s 35th year in the NBA.

The Heat will be wearing these new fits for 20 games in the upcoming season.

The Heat originally wore wore these jerseys from 1988 to 1999. The last time they were seen on the court was during the 2015-16 season.

For all the oldheads out there, this means bringing back memories of that original Heat squad made up of players like Rony Seikaly, Pearl Washington, Jon Sundvold, Darnell Valentine, Kevin Edwards and Grant Long.

Many NBA fans don’t realize the Houston Rockets franchise first began playing in San Diego

The Houston Rockets also unveiled their throwback uniforms for the 2022-23 NBA season. Theirs will be honoring the original Rockets teams that played in San Diego from 1967 to 1971.

Houston will also be paying tribute to Rockets legend and Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes who was drafted by San Diego.

Fun fact: The San Diego Rockets’ first ever draft pick was Pat Riley.

Fun fact #2: The San Diego Rockets entered the league at the same time as the Seattle SuperSonics, the team whose uniforms many fans are confusing with these new Rockets throwbacks.

Australian fans love them though.

As do fans of Brazil.

And fans of Stranger Things’ Hawkins High.

They are also bringing up bad memories for poor Sonics fans who are still waiting and hoping for the return of their NBA team.

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