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A list of the best Miami Heat of all time. Formed in 1988, the Miami Heat are the most successful of the recent NBA expansion teams. Though it took four years for the team to make its first appearance in the playoffs, Miami has more than made up for lost time. Under the leadership of Pat Riley, Miami has had some of the best basketball players of all time on its roster. Beginning with the acquisition of Alonzo Mourning from Charlotte, the Heat have always had a superstar on its roster. While superstars are generally the best players for the team, it doesn't always equal playoff success.

Once the team drafted Dwyane Wade in 2003, it helped provide the foundation for the most prosperous period in the team's history. After Wade, the team traded for Shaquille O'Neal and together the duo helped the Heat win its first NBA title in 2006. After a few years clearing cap space, Miami landed the greatest free agent class in NBA history when it signed LeBron James, the best current player in the league and Chris Bosh. With Wade, James and Bosh, Miami went to three NBA Finals, winning two of them. The sky is the limit for Miami, as long as the best players in Heat history can stay healthy. These players have the potential to be considered the greatest of all time if they continue to win championships.

This is the list of the best Miami Heat players of all time. If you think someone is missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list so it best reflects who you think are the greatest players in Miami Heat history. 
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Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 1,203 303
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

3
+ - 797 238
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time

4
+ - 714 224
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Chris Bosh Power forward

5
+ - 735 185
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time

6
+ - 631 119
Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Tim Hardaway Point guard

7
+ - 455 117
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Glen Rice Shooting guard, Small forward

8
+ - 579 174
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Ray Allen Shooting guard

9
+ - 383 198
Udonis Haslem is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Udonis Haslem Power forward

10
+ - 369 74
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time

11
+ - 201 127
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Eddie Jones Shooting guard

12
+ - 257 91
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Gary Payton Point guard

13
+ - 219 154
Mario Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Mario Chalmers Point guard

14
+ - 202 98
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Steve Smith Shooting guard

15
+ - 176 74
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Goran Dragić Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

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Rony Seikaly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Rony Seikaly Center

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+ - 186 58
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Jason Williams Point guard

18
+ - 174 97
Shane Battier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shane Battier Shooting guard, Small forward

19
+ - 123 103
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Jamal Mashburn Small forward

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+ - 98 77
Luol Deng is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Luol Deng Small forward

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+ - 112 83
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 113 82
Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Chris Andersen Power forward, Center

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P. J. Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
P. J. Brown Power forward, Center

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+ - 154 84
Mike Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Mike Miller Shooting guard, Small forward

25
+ - 65 82
Brian Grant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Brian Grant Power forward, Center

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+ - 88 63
James Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
James Jones Shooting guard, Small forward

27
+ - 42 94
Bimbo Coles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Bimbo Coles Point guard

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+ - 51 87
Grant Long is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Grant Long Small forward, Power forward

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Caron Butler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Caron Butler Small forward

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Norris Cole is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Norris Cole Point guard

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+ - 42 85
Voshon Lenard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Voshon Lenard Shooting guard

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Justise Winslow is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Justise Winslow

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Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Lamar Odom Small forward, Power forward

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+ - 27 50
Sherman Douglas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Sherman Douglas Point guard

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+ - 72 26
Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Dion Waiters Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 19 52
Keith Askins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Keith Askins Shooting guard, Small forward

37
+ - 42 98
Joel Anthony is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Joel Anthony Center

38
+ - 55 48
Juwan Howard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Juwan Howard Power forward, Center

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+ - 42 37
Michael Beasley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Michael Beasley Small forward, Power forward

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+ - 53 33
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Joe Johnson Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 32 21
Josh Richardson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time

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+ - 14 51
Rory Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Rory Sparrow Point guard

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+ - 4 35
Kevin Edwards is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Kevin Edwards Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 22 27
James Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
James Johnson Small forward, Forward, Power forward

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+ - 20 55
Clarence Weatherspoon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Clarence Weatherspoon Small forward, Power forward

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+ - 22 29
Terry Porter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Terry Porter Point guard

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+ - 17 29
Otis Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Otis Thorpe Power forward, Center

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+ - 9 29
Okaro White is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Okaro White Forward

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+ - 37 20
Tyler Johnson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time

50
+ - 9 38
Derrick Williams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Derrick Williams Forward, Power forward