The Miami Heat are Miami's own professional basketball team. The Heat compete in the NBA's Eastern Conference Southeast Division with home games at the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami. The team owner is Micky Arison, the team president and general manager is Pat Riley, and the head coach is Erik Spoelstra. The mascot is Burnie, an anthropomorphic fireball.
Formed in 1988 as an expansion team, the Heat have won three league championships (in 2006, 2012 and 2013), five conference titles and thirteen division titles. In 2013, the Heat won twenty-seven regular season games in a row, the third-longest streak in NBA history.