Why the Miami Heat are going even further with their stunning new 'Vice' uniforms

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In the fall of 2018, three Miami Heat officials gathered at Nike's headquarters in Portland, Oregon, to discuss the Heat's city edition uniforms for the 2020-21 season -- intended then as the season the Heat would move away from its popular "Vice" alternates. After white, black, pink and light blue versions, it would be time for something new.

Hanging on a sales rack in the meeting room was the final version of the light blue "ViceWave" alternates the Heat were set to debut in 2019. The visiting Heat officials thought they looked even better in person. They decided right then to change the topic of their meeting with Nike.