The stars of Miami
Some well-known players who have played for the Miami Heat include Shaquille O'Neal, Dwyane Wade, Alonzo Mourning (the first player in Miami Heat history to have his jersey number honored and hanged in the stadium), Chris Bosh and "King" LeBron James. Miami also managed to do well this year by adding names like Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro to the roster.
The Big 3
"The Big Three" was a group consisting of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh who played together at Miami. After signing Wade after the 2009-10 season, Miami also secured both Bosh and James signatures in free agency. The trio led the Heat to the NBA Finals in each of their four seasons together, winning back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013. After losing the final the following season, James turned back for a contract extension and returned. back to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
History of Miami Heat
The franchise began as an expansion team in the 1988-1989 NBA season. After a period of mediocrity, the Heat saw a turning point in the 1990s after the acquisition of head coach Pat Riley as team president. Riley built up the high-profile transactions of Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway, which immediately put the team in the playoff battle. Mourning and Hardaway led the Heat to four division titles even before their departure in 2001 and 2002. The team achieved success again after drafting Dwyane Wade in 2003.
Awards from Miami
The team has a laundry list of trophies and merits, they have managed to win 3 championships in 2006, 2012 and 2013 and they also won 6 Conference Titles in 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and in 2020 and that's not all because Miami also won one of the most Division tittles, 14 in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020