From the black “Vice Nights” edition to a fuchsia “Sunset Vice” edition to a blue “ViceWave” edition, the most recent and final installment in the Vice series — called the “ViceVersa" jersey — had the rest of the league probably wishing the Heat would disappear from the alternate jersey game, leaving only a ransom note.
That may explain why the newest alternate Heat jersey appears to be coming from a dungeon in the FTX Arena. The leaked images of them appear to be a cry for help.
It might be too soon to alert the authorities, but someone please tell Micky Arison. It seems someone has taken the Miami Heat hostage, and the City of Miami needs to pay between $21 million and $22 million for their safe return.
That said, it also seems unfathomable that a group of high-level executives sat at a boardroom table and decided these ransom jerseys were it.
If you haven't picked up on it yet, these (hopefully fake) jerseys seem to be a combination of all of Miami's past designs. From Vice to the Floridians, all of the throwbacks are in there. All of them. Imagine every single past alternate jersey lining up for a group photo. That's what this monstrosity is.
Blink twice if the Milwaukee Bucks have you tied up in an industrial warehouse, Miami Heat. We'll call Liam Neesom or something. There is still time to rescue you and stop these from happening.
After last season's 'Earned Edition' alternate jerseys that claimed to be "trophy gold" but wound up looking more like a knockoff of the Indiana Pacers, we seem to be on an alternate-jersey losing streak.
Perhaps a second-grade teacher will claim copyright infringement from their arts-and-crafts homework?
Unless these are fake — or burned and never spoken of again.