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
1,854 521
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

2
1,798 471
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

3
1,054 324
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Power forward

4
1,062 269
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time

5
1,188 364
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time

6
904 171
Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Point guard

7
655 189
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

8
852 262
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard

9
529 272
Udonis Haslem is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Power forward

10
551 152
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time

11
287 182
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard

12
369 149
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Point guard

13
292 142
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard

14
306 103
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
jessen-cheng added Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

15
233 140
Rony Seikaly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Center

16
298 227
Mario Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Point guard

17
274 94
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Point guard

18
244 128
Shane Battier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

19
172 140
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Small forward

20
162 123
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

21
139 126
Luol Deng is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
tom-charbono added Small forward

22
121 127
P. J. Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

23
167 115
Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
bigulcards added Power forward, Center

24
206 104
Mike Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

25
140 90
Caron Butler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Small forward

26
137 81
James Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Shooting guard, Small forward

27
91 111
Brian Grant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
wiabux added Power forward, Center

28
60 121
Bimbo Coles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
wiabux added Point guard

29
71 110
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Small forward, Power forward

30
62 107
Voshon Lenard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
madamsundin added Shooting guard

31
90 59
Norris Cole is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
hthmas58 added Point guard

32
46 69
Sherman Douglas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Point guard

33
110 76
Justise Winslow is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
little JP Tokoto added Small forward

34
121 41
Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Tamis1966 added Point guard, Shooting guard

35
108 106
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
madamsundin added Small forward, Power forward

36
59 119
Joel Anthony is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
BillMaxson added Center

37
71 65
Juwan Howard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Power forward, Center

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

39
84 39
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
MaxCombs added Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

40
66 31
Josh Richardson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
mcminnmt added Guard

41
72 54
Michael Beasley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Justin Kim added Small forward, Power forward

42
12 48
Kevin Edwards is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

43
50 31
James Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Tamis1966 added Small forward, Forward, Power forward

44
19 70
Rory Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Point guard

45
69 29
Tyler Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
mcminnmt added Guard

46
34 44
Terry Porter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
CMCSS03 added Point guard

47
27 71
Clarence Weatherspoon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
slaft added Small forward, Power forward

48
14 42
Isaac Austin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
mcminnmt added Center

49
23 47
Otis Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
CMCSS03 added Power forward, Center

50
23 55
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Tamis1966 added Forward, Power forward