Best Players in Miami Heat History

1. Dwayne Wade

Even though he will be playing for the Chicago Bulls this season, Dwayne Wade holds the crown as the most successful player in the history of the Miami Heat. Dwayne Wade is the all-time leader in field goals, games played and points. Dwayne Wade was 1/3rd of the Big 3 that helped to lead the Miami Heat to two NBA championships between 2010 and 2014.

However, Dwyane Wade’s finest moment came in the 2006 NBA Finals in which he averaged 34.7 PPG per game. He led the Miami Heat back from a 2-0 deficit to win the series.

2. Lebron James

Lebron James is the best player in the world. It is hard to place him 2nd to any basketball player for any category. Yet, Lebron James only played 4 years for the Miami Heat. However, this did not stop him from being the all-time leader in points per game and minutes per game. He was also in the top 5 in franchise history in 2-point field goals and free throws.

Lebron James was the heart and soul of the big 3 Era in Miami that led the Heat to back-to-back NBA championships. The Miami Heat made the NBA Finals in every year that he was on the team.

3. Alonzo Mourning

Before Dwayne Wade came along, Alonzo Mourning was one of the first individuals that you thought about when the words “Miami Heat” came to mind. Alonzo Mourning is in the top 10 in Miami Heat history in several statistical categories. These stats include games, minutes played, 2 point field goals, blocks, etc. Alonzo Mourning has more than double the amount of blocks of any player in franchise history.

Alonzo Mourning retired from the NBA in 2003 to deal with kidney disease complications. However, he would return to the NBA less than two years ago. After a brief stint with the Nets, he would rejoin the Miami Heat in 2005. He would become an NBA champion in 2006.

4. Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh is the third leg of the Big 3 that made a huge impact in Miami when Lebron James was around. Bo He has played a pivotal role in the paint and has even developed a 3 point shot to stretch the floor. In six seasons with the Heat, Chris Bosh averaged 18.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. He has averaged nearly 50% from field goal range.

After Lebron James left for Cleveland, Chris Bosh remained in Miami and has only raised his scoring average. He has averaged 21.1 PPG and 19.0 PPG over the past two games.

5. Glen Rice

Although Glen Rice played for six NBA teams, he played the majority of his career with the Miami Heat. He averaged 19.3 PPG during his career with the Miami Heat. Glen Rice is 2nd in franchise history in terms of field goals and 3rd in franchise history in terms of 3-point field goals. Additionally, he is 4th in franchise history in terms of points per game.