Ranking the best Miami Heat players from 2000-2009
Since its inception in 1988, the Miami Heat has a long history that includes some of the biggest names ever played. It’s time to look back on the era that made South Beach a prime destination for basketball players and fans alike.
The Miami Heat are one of the National Basketball Association’s most traditional franchises. A young organization with a rich history, many Hall of Famers and global icons have worn black and red.
From the likes of Tim Hardaway and Alonzo Mourning to the trio of Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James, some of the greatest players to ever grace the hardwood have ventured to South Florida.
Whether through draft, trade or free agency, Pat Riley has always had a knack for attracting top-class talent.
Although I doubt he’ll throw a bag full of championship rings on a table again, his words and presentations have been true with most of the people who have adorned the guest chair in his office.
When James and Bosh decided to leave their respective teams to join the Heat in 2010, it was the lure of potential rings and trophies that drove them.
For Center Hassan Whiteside, it was the idea of financial security and of course the prestigious Miami lifestyle.
Whatever the reasons, South Beach is a very attractive travel destination for people of all kinds.
After all, there is no state income tax, the temperature rarely drops below 60 degrees, and the sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay are a feast for the eyes.
The nightlife isn’t too shabby either.
From ten to one, it’s time to be the countdown.