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. 
list ordered by

1
2,024 548
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

2
1,937 503
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

3
1,280 398
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time

4
1,141 296
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time

5
1,134 345
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Power forward

6
957 182
Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Point guard

7
910 282
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard

8
694 201
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

9
568 290
Udonis Haslem is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Power forward

10
588 176
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time

11
350 116
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
jessen-cheng added Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

12
400 160
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Point guard

13
309 199
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard

14
306 151
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard

15
246 152
Rony Seikaly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Center

16
314 243
Mario Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Point guard

17
294 103
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Point guard

18
263 138
Shane Battier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

19
181 149
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Small forward

20
172 133
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

21
152 139
Luol Deng is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
tom-charbono added Small forward

22
181 124
Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
bigulcards added Power forward, Center

23
130 133
P. J. Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

24
223 108
Mike Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

25
147 85
James Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Shooting guard, Small forward