Basketball 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
2,350 594
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard
2
2,199 570
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Small forward, Power forward
3
1,441 458
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
4
1,285 344
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
5
1,312 370
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Power forward
6
1,069 209
Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Point guard
7
1,035 324
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard
8
788 224
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
9
644 323
Udonis Haslem is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Power forward
10
644 229
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
11
418 153
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
352 217
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard
13
449 185
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Point guard
14
340 164
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard
15
360 261
Mario Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Point guard
16
278 168
Rony Seikaly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Center
17
336 116
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Point guard
18
296 149
Shane Battier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
19
203 165
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Small forward
20
216 140
Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
bigulcards added Power forward, Center
21
196 145
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
22
149 146
P. J. Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Power forward, Center
23
170 162
Luol Deng is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
tom-charbono added Small forward
24
249 118
Mike Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
25
160 105
Caron Butler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time
Small forward