The Miami Heat are a successful NBA franchise that has seen many great players wear the red and black uniform. Since being founded in 1988, they have won three NBA Championships and are are looking to add another one to their trophy case this season. Below you will find the top four players in Miami Heat history.
Even though the King returned to his hometown last season, he is still recognized as one of the best players to ever put on a Miami Heat uniform. During his four years with the team he lead them to four straight NBA Finals appearances, winning 2 of them. Jame also won two regular season and Finals MVP’s to go along with his impressive championship rings.
The former Marquette star was drafted by the Miami Heat as the 5th pick in 2003 NBA Draft and since then he been nothing short of greatness. He is the Heat’s all-time leader in points, assists, steals and free throws. In 2006, Dwyane Wade led the Miami heat to their first ever NBA Championship and in my opinion was one of the greatest individual Finals performances I have ever seen. He averaged an astonishing 35 points a game to defeat the Dallas Mavericks in six games. Wade has won three NBA Championships to go along with a Finals MVP, NBA scoring title, and 12 All-Star Game selections. An impressive resume to say the least. When he retires, he will go down as one of the best players to ever play the for Heat.
Morning was a fan favorite in the ten seasons he played for the franchise. His passion and heart for the game of basketball was never unnoticed. This guy gave it his all each and every time he stepped foot the hardwood. The dominant center won consecutive Defensive Player of The Year awards with Heat and is the Franchise leader in blocks with 1, 625. In 2009, his number 33 was retired in the rafters in front of a sell-out crowd at American Airlines Arena.
Hardway only spent five seasons in South Beach, but they were truly special. Hardway was known for his incredible ball handling skills as he had one of the best crossovers in the game. In his first season he led the Heat to their best season in franchise history at the time with 61 wins. His number 10 was also hung in the rafters due to his incredible play with the Miami Heat Organization.