Tonight in Oklahoma City, the Miami Heat will wear their “Home Strong” uniforms.
For a decade now, the Heat have honored military service members at their games. This year — not coincidentally starting on the week of Veterans’ Day — the team has upped the effort with military-themed “Home Strong” uniforms — each team member will have the name of a fallen service member on the jersey (on the left breast area). Miami will wear the jerseys tonight through Nov. 15.
This videos from the Heat helps explain what is going on better than I ever could.
Here is a list of who is being honored by Miami in this classy move.
Goran Dragic: Army Capt. Josh McClimans
Hassan Whiteside: U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Bruce Carter
Udonis Haslem: Army Lt. Col. Edmundo Lluberes
Justise Winslow: Army Pfc. Brandon Sapp
Dion Waiters: Army Spc. Bernard Hill Jr.
Tyler Johnson: Army Sgt. Humberto Timoteo
James Johnson: Army Staff Sgt. Lyle Turnbull
Josh McRoberts: U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Martin Gonzales
Josh Richardson: Air Force Staff Sgt. David Horney IV
Willie Reed: Army Sgt. Thomas Bohall
Luke Babbitt: Army Pfc. Ashley Williams
Rodney McGruder: Army Sgt. 1st Class Larry Vaquero
Wayne Ellington: Army Sgt. Kyle Henry
Derrick Williams: Army Staff Sgt. Lillian Clamens
The coaches and front office people also are wearing things to honor fallen veterans.
Pat Riley: Army Spc. Daniel Agami
Juwan Howard: Army Spc. Gerardo Campos
Dan Craig: Army Pfc. Marius Ferrero
Erik Spoelstra: Army Spc. Christopher Nguyen
Chris Quinn: Army Sgt. Robert Wise
Jay Sabol: U.S. Navy Seaman William Ortega