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The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time

Updated March 27, 2021 35.1k votes 5.5k voters 68.2k views66 items

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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

    Shooting guard

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    LeBron James

    Power forward

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  • 3
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    Tim Hardaway

    Point guard

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    Chris Bosh

    Power forward

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    Glen Rice

    Shooting guard, Small forward
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    Ray Allen

    Shooting guard

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    Udonis Haslem

    Power forward
  • 10
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    Goran Dragić

    Point guard

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    Gary Payton

    Point guard

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    Steve Smith

    Shooting guard

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    Jason Williams

    Point guard

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    Eddie Jones

    Shooting guard

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    Mike Miller

    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    Shane Battier

    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  • 18
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    Jimmy Butler

    Small forward

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    Mario Chalmers

    Point guard
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    Dan Majerle

    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    Josh Richardson

    Shooting Guard

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    Tyler Herro

    Shooting guard

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    Chris Andersen

    Power forward, Center

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