- 1Selected 5th overall in the 2003 NBA draft by the Miami Heat he's undoubtedly the greatest player to ever put on a Heat uniform. He was the 2006 NBA Finals MVP and was a major contributor to the Heat's championship run in 2012. His career achievements include:
2 NBA championships (2006, 2012)
1 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award (2006)
8 NBA All-Star selections (2005-2012)
1 NBA All-Star game Most Valuable Player award (2010)
Two-time NBA Skills Challenge Champion (2006-2007)
2 All-NBA First Teams (2009-2010)
3 All-NBA Second Teams (2005-2006, 2011)
2 All-NBA Third Teams (2007, 2012)
3 All-Defensive Second Teams (2005, 2009-2010)
He also won NBA All-Rookie First Team honors during his rookie season and finished third in Rookie of the Year voting behind Carmelo Anthony and current teammate LeBron James.
In 2012 he became only the third player in league history behind Michael Jordan and teammate LeBron James to record a triple-double in the All-Star game.
He was Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year in 2006 and led the NBA in scoring in 2009.
He is also a two-time Olympic medalist for Team USA's men's basketball team (Bronze in 2004 and gold in 2008)
He is Miami's all time leading scorer, and all-time leader in assists and steals. He's also second all-time in blocked shots for the Heat.
- 2Selected second overall by the Charlotte Hornets in 1992, he arrived to Miami along with Pete Meyers and LeRon Ellis in the deal that sent Glen Rice, Matt Geiger, second-year point guard Khalid Reeves and Miami's 1996 first-round draft pick to the Charlotte Hornets in 1995. He would quickly become the centerpiece of the Pat Riley era. His career achievements include:
1 NBA championship (2006)
7 NBA All-Star selections including 6 with Miami (1994-1997, 2000-2002)
2 NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards (1999-2000)
1 All-NBA First Team (1999)
1 All-NBA Second Team (2000)
2 All-NBA Defensive First Team (1999-2000)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (with the Charlotte Hornets in 1993.)
He played for the US men's national team in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney where he won a gold medal.
He is Miami's all time leading rebounder and shot-blocker
His number 33 hangs in the rafters of the American Airlines Arena.
- 3Selected 14th overall by the Golden State Warriors in the 1989 NBA Draft he quickly rose to stardom and was part of Golden State's high scoring trio consisting of himself, Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond. His excellent passing skills, ability to knock down long range shots and incredible one-on-one play led Pat Riley to acquire him in a trade with the Warriors in 1996. The trade would send Bimbo Coles, and Kevin Williams to Golden State in exchange for Hardaway and Chris Gatling. Alongside Alonzo Mourning he would lead the Heat to some of the best seasons in franchise history including the franchise's first trip to the Eastern Conference Finals in 1997 where they would lose in 5 games to the eventual champion Chicago Bulls. His career achievements include:
5 NBA All-Star selections including 2 with Miami (1991-1993, 1997-1998)
1 All-NBA First Team (1997)
3 All-NBA Second Teams including 2 with Miami (1992, 1998-1999)
1 All-NBA Third Team with Golden State (1993)
All-NBA Rookie First Team (with the Golden State Warriors in 1990.)
He played for the US men's national team in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney alongside teammate Alonzo Mourning where he won a gold medal.
He is second all-time in assists with Miami.
His number 10 hangs in the rafters of the American Airlines Arena.
- 4Selected first overall in the 2003 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James was a superstar the moment he stepped on the court. With Cleveland he led the NBA in scoring in 2008 and won back-to-back MVP honors in 2009 and 2010. He came to Miami in 2010 via free agency and in 2012 led the Heat to the franchise's second ever NBA championship. He was awarded Finals MVP honors. He is the only player to win an MVP award while with the Heat. His career achievements include:
1 NBA championship (2012)
1 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award (2012)
3 NBA Most Valuable Player awards including 1 with Miami (2009-2010, 2012)
8 NBA All-Star selections including 2 with Miami (2005-2012)
2 NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player awards (2006, 2008)
6 All-NBA First Teams including 2 with Miami (2006, 2008-2012)
2 All-NBA Second Teams (2005, 2007)
4 NBA All-Defensive First Teams including 2 with Miami (2009-2012)
Rookie of the Year (with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2004)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2004)
In 2011 he was the second player in NBA All-Star Game history to record a triple double. The first was Michael Jordan in 1998.
He was named the Naismith Prep Player of the Year in 2003.
He is a two-time Olympic medalist for Team USA's men's basketball team (Bronze in 2004 and gold in 2008)
- 5Selected fourth overall by the Miami Heat in 1989 he made a splash early averaging 13.6 points during his rookie season. Rice became Miami's first true star and averaged 20 points per game during his tenure with the Heat. He led the team to Miami's first ever playoff berth in 1992 where they were swept the number 1 seeded Chicago Bulls in the first round. He was a part of the trade that brought Alonzo Mourning to the Heat in 1995. He was the Heat's first player to ever win the All-Star weekend 3 point shootout event. He would go on to win an NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000. His career achievements include:
1 NBA championship (2000)
3 NBA All-Star selections (all with the Charlotte Hornets; 1996-1998)
1 NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player award (1997)
Three Point Shootout Champion (1995)
1 All-NBA Second Team (with Charlotte in 1997)
1 All-NBA Third Team (with Charlotte in 1998)
All-Rookie Second Team (1990)
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