The Miami Heat is an American professional basketball club based in Florida. The club was playing as a member of the Southeast Division in the League's Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association. The Heat plays their home games at American Airlines Arena and has won three NBA championships. During the 1988–89 NBA season the franchise started playing as an expansion team. The Heat would gain success in the 1990s after a period of mediocrity with the appointment of iconic head coach Pat Riley to Team President spot. Riley would create the high-profile trades of Alonzo Mourning in 1995, and the high-profile trades of Tim Hardaway in 1996, which soon propelled the franchise into playoff contention. In the end, Mourning and Hardaway will lead the Heat to four divisional wins, respectively, prior to their 2001 and 2002 exits. The squad struggled as a result, and a reconstruction started on schedule for the 2002–03 season. Joined by Dwyane Wade and after a trade with former NBA Most Valuable Player Shaquille O'Neal, Miami advanced to the 2006 NBA Finals where they clinched their first title along with Riley as the head coach. Two years on, following O'Neal's retirement, the franchise began another period of decline for the remainder of the 2000's. That meant the departure of Riley as head coach, going back to his position as team manager, and being replaced by Erik Spoelstra. In 2010 the Heat joined Wade to create the "Big Three" alongside future league MVP LeBron James and perennial NBA All-Star Chris Bosh, after creating significant cap space. Together during their four-year tenure, and under the names of Spoelstra, Johnson, Wade, and Bosh, they will lead the Heat to the NBA Finals every season, winning two back-to-back titles in both 2012 and 2013. The three will all leave by 2016 and the team started another period of rebuilding. Wade was eventually reacquired in 2018, though with the franchise he resigned. The Heat hold the record of 27 consecutive games for the NBA's third-longest winning streak set during the 2012–13 season. Four Hall of Famers have played for Miami while James won the NBA MVP Award while playing for the franchise. The first Miami Heat jerseys, unveiled during the season 1988–89, consist of plain striping, exclusive only on the right side of the shirt and trousers. Home uniforms were white with lettering in red, black and orange trim, while away uniforms were black with red, green, and orange trim; green numbers with red, black, and orange trim, using the same script as the new Los Angeles Lakers jerseys. The original 'flaming ball' logo appears on the left leg shorts and on the right side is the word 'Miami.' The new Heat uniforms have been in use since the 1999–2000 season. While similar, these uniforms have visible differences such as stripping on both sides, changing from orange to yellow piping, new lettering and block numbering, and a modified symbol for 'flaming ball' on the right hip. The regular numbers black away now fit the colours in the lettering. The rivalry between the New York Knicks and the expansion of the Miami Heat resulted from their four consecutive playoff series from 1997 through 2000. Every series went out to seven instalments. Pat Riley, both teams 'head coach, was central figure in the game. Jeff Van Gundy took over Riley's time as the Knicks 'head coach, while his older brother Stan Van Gundy was also an assistant coach with the Heat. Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Grieving, friends of their Georgetown career from Basketball time. One of the Knicks, Larry Johnson, holding bad blood with Grieving as far back as their days at the Charlotte Hornets. The Bulls broke the Heat's record-setting 27-game winning streak on March 27, 2013, with a 101–97 victory at the Chicago United Centre. Despite playing without Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Richard "Rip" Hamilton and Marco Belinelli, the Bulls managed to snap the second longest win streak in nba history.