NBA The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time  

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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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1
1,716 480
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

2
1,669 433
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
1,120 338
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time

4
990 249
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time

5
985 305
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Chris Bosh Power forward

6
847 163
Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Tim Hardaway Point guard

7
799 237
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Ray Allen Shooting guard

8
607 182
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Glen Rice Shooting guard, Small forward

9
503 258
Udonis Haslem is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Udonis Haslem Power forward

10
525 136
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time

11
272 174
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Eddie Jones Shooting guard

12
348 137
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Gary Payton Point guard

13
275 133
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Steve Smith Shooting guard

14
287 96
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
jessen-cheng added Goran Dragić Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

The Best Miami Heat Point Guards of All Time

15
287 212
Mario Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Mario Chalmers Point guard

16
214 138
Rony Seikaly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Rony Seikaly Center

17
257 89
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Jason Williams Point guard

18
232 125
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
160 139
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Jamal Mashburn Small forward

20
131 118
Luol Deng is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
tom-charbono added Luol Deng Small forward

21
150 119
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

The Best American Poets

22
159 114
Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
bigulcards added Chris Andersen Power forward, Center

23
112 125
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

24
199 104
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
135 90
Caron Butler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Caron Butler Small forward

26
86 109
Brian Grant is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
wiabux added Brian Grant Power forward, Center

27
128 81
James Jones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added James Jones Shooting guard, Small forward

28
59 120
Bimbo Coles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
wiabux added Bimbo Coles Point guard

The Best Miami Heat Centers of All Time

29
68 110
Grant Long is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Grant Long Small forward, Power forward

30
59 107
Voshon Lenard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
madamsundin added Voshon Lenard Shooting guard

31
88 59
Norris Cole is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
hthmas58 added Norris Cole Point guard

32
43 68
Sherman Douglas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Sherman Douglas Point guard

33
106 75
Justise Winslow is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
little JP Tokoto added Justise Winslow

34
114 40
Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Tamis1966 added Dion Waiters Point guard, Shooting guard

35
98 103
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
madamsundin added Lamar Odom Small forward, Power forward

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36
69 63
Juwan Howard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Juwan Howard Power forward, Center

37
57 119
Joel Anthony is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
BillMaxson added Joel Anthony Center

38
25 70
Keith Askins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Keith Askins Shooting guard, Small forward

39
81 37
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
MaxCombs added Joe Johnson Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

40
59 30
Josh Richardson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
mcminnmt added Josh Richardson Guard

41
65 53
Michael Beasley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Justin Kim added Michael Beasley Small forward, Power forward

42
11 48
Kevin Edwards is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Kevin Edwards Point guard, Shooting guard

The Best Miami Heat Power Forwards of All Time

43
47 31
James Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Tamis1966 added James Johnson Small forward, Forward, Power forward

44
19 69
Rory Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Rory Sparrow Point guard

45
66 26
Tyler Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
mcminnmt added Tyler Johnson Guard

46
31 43
Terry Porter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
CMCSS03 added Terry Porter Point guard

47
26 70
Clarence Weatherspoon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
slaft added Clarence Weatherspoon Small forward, Power forward

48
22 45
Otis Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
CMCSS03 added Otis Thorpe Power forward, Center

49
10 40
Isaac Austin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
mcminnmt added Isaac Austin Center

50
21 51
Derrick Williams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Tamis1966 added Derrick Williams Forward, Power forward