Before the infamous 2010 free agency period and the signing of LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, many NBA fans outside of Miami didn't know much about the Miami Heat. Many fans in Miami even don't know much about the team's history. With this list I will rank the top 20 players to ever put on a Miami Heat uniform.
Although he is known for his days with the Seattle Super Sonics (now Oklahoma City Thunder) and the Boston Celtics, Heat Nation will always have a place in its heart for Jesus Shuttlesworth. No Heat fan can ever forget Ray Allen's game saving and championship saving 3 pointer in game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. Trailing by 3 with just 5 seconds to go, Allen drilled the game tying shot in the corner to save the Heat from another embarrassing Finals loss. Thanks to his efforts, the Heat were able to bring home their third Larry O'Brien trophy to South Florida. see more on Ray Allen
Already an NBA veteran by the time he joined Miami, he was a part of Miami's first 2 teams, the 1988 and 1989 squads. He will always be remembered by Miami Heat fans worldwide for scoring the first basket in Heat history. see more on Rory Sparrow
Brown singed with the Heat in 1996 as a free agent. He played on the team that made the Eastern Conference Finals in 1997 and averaged 8 points and 8 rebounds against the eventual champion Chicago Bulls. He was named to the NBA All-Defensive Team in 1997 and 1998 as a member of the Heat. The Heat never missed the playoffs during his four years with the team. He won an NBA championship as a member of the Boston Celtics in 2008. see more on P. J. Brown
Bimbo Coles was a major reason why the Heat went from awful to the playoffs. He was exciting to watch to say the least and he electrified crowds at the Miami Arena and the AAA. His averages with the Heat were 9.5 points, 4.3 assists and one steal per game. He was traded to Golden State in the deal that brought Tim Hardaway to Miami. see more on Bimbo Coles