October 20, 2020
Miami Heat Players Who Bring The
Heat On and Off The Court
It goes without saying that the Miami Heat brings the HEAT on and off the court. The 3-time NBA champions have grown to be one of the most respected NBA teams of the 2000s, especially with the holding of the “Big Three” from 2010 to 2014 (LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh). Aside from having the most sought after players in the game, Miami Heat has also, in recent years, become the team with possibly the most stylish uniforms. With the introduction of Nike’s City Edition series of uniforms in 2018, The Miami Heat was able to bring “Vice” to the NBA. The primary white combination, accented in blue gale and laser fuchsia, featuring “Miami” in script across the chest off the jersey, the Miami Heat was able to channel the South Beach swag of its neighborhood.
What not many seem to realize, however, is the sheer number of players on the Miami Heat team who exhibit similar A-list styles off the court as well. From Tyler Herro’s flamboyant, flashy suits to Meyers Leonard’s accented take on athleisure, these players certainly are bringing the HEAT!
Here’s 5 of our favorites.
Dwyane Wade attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp; Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
NBA player, Dwayne Wade, one of the “Big Three”, the former Miami Heat trio that included big names Dwayne Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh, has exhibited awe-inspiring brilliance on and off the court. Wade is a three-time NBA champion, winning playoffs in 2006 and back-to-back in 2012 and 2013. He is also partly responsible for what is known as the spearheading of a period that is dubbed the golden age of off-court appearances. It is mainly because of Wade’s bold fashion choices that younger players in the league are free to explore high fashion in a way that wasn’t previously possible for an athlete. From controversial staples like the capri-length tux and all-green velour tracksuit he wore to watch the NBA Finals in June of 2017 to his impressive look at the 2019 Met Gala in New York City pictured above, it goes without saying that this former Miami Heat player has been bringing the HEAT for years.
Photo caption: Bol Bol, the 44th pick the draft, wore an ensemble from the Young Thug fashion line called Spider. Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images
Since his draft in 2019, Tyler Herro has garnered attention across all media for his bold take on fashion. The above photo was taken at the NBA’s Draft Show of 2019 where he was asked by ESPN’s Maria Taylor about the flamboyant suit he chose to wear for the event. He proclaimed that the outfit “speaks for itself,” and went on to say “Look at it. Best drip here.” The 20 year old has certainly made his mark since the very recent start of his NBA journey. It seems to be that Herro draws attention with everything he wears. Herro has always had an interest in fashion. He has said he looks up to players like LeBron James, who is one of the league’s best-dressed off the court.
Andre talks about his Game Day Swag. Credit: MATT EDGE
Since joining the Miami Heat in February of 2020, the soul of the Golden State Warriors bench has moved on and settled into the Heat. Once a die heart polo wearer, Iguodala has become a student of fashion. From hiring a stylist and collecting style books to taking notes at the Fashion Week shows, his educational pursuits in the fashion world have allowed him to evolve from clinging to Lacoste and Ralph Lauren suits to his current style. Iguodala says that he’s always wearing a blazer. He likes to either dress it up with some slacks or dress it down to a casual, yet still incredibly stylish pair of jeans. Often pairing his casual, but still reputable blazer look with sneakers from brands like Common Projects, the size 16 foot player places custom orders months before shoes are released to the public. Talk about a connection.
Photo caption: James was spotted stepping out in NYC, as he prepares to face off with the Knicks. Credit: Splash News
LeBron James, former NBA player for the Miami Heat, currently signed to the Cleveland Cavaliers, has grown to become f the most reputable, sought after players in the NBA since his career began 17 years ago. Since his start in 2003 directly from high school, his game has been rock solid from the start and is only improving further from there. Being in the game that long, his style has most definitely changed. There’s a vast difference between an 18-year-old and a 35-year-old. James effortlessly clashes together athleisure styles of standard-issue hoodies before and after games coupled with pinstripe suits layered with Mr. Porter coats and fashionable trousers to bring a sense of professionalism to street style layering. LeBron James simply just makes things look good. One photo of him wearing a pair of headphones will send the masses hurdling to spend hundreds of dollars to have them. LeBron’s stylist, Rachel Johnson, proclaims that LeBron’s generation of payers have in recent years wanted to be more entertainment-looking rather than simply a leisurely dressed athlete. So, those players found someone like Johnson, with past big name clients like Puff, Jay-Z and even Pharrell under her belt. Nowadays, you’ll find James gracing the covers of Vogue and GQ. This former Miami Heat player certainly brings the HEAT on and off the court.
Photo caption: Chris Bosh attends the Tom Ford FW 2019 Credit: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Image
We couldn’t bring up the Big Three and leave out the last member of the coveted trio, Chris Bosh. For Bosh, the walking in and out of an arena and watching games while sidelined took new meaning when je joined forces with LeBron James and Dwayne Wade for the Miami Heat in 2010. Even Bosh’s stylist Kesha McLeod has touched on the legendary player’s style reputation. McLeod pleads that players need to delegate their outfitting to specialists in order to focus the game and just that. It really does goes without saying that Chris Bosh bring his precision and poise off the court as evidenced by the photo above, showcasing Bosh’s elegant look at the Tom Ford Fashion Week 2019 show.
From the Miami Heat’s swagged out, cultural phenomenon worthy jerseys to its own players’ off-the-court style, this team certainly knows how to bring the HEAT on and off the court.