We were thinking of starting (countdown of all-time Starting 5 for every team) something like this for some time. But we didn’t know what so we decided to the All-Time Starting 5. We will try to this everyday with different team for the next 30 days. We continue the All time Starting 5 with the Miami Heat.
Point Guard-Tim Hardaway
The best point guard in franchise history is a no brainer, as only one name came to mind. Hardaway wasted no time establishing himself as a franchise player. In his first full season with the Heat, he averaged 20.3 points and 8.6 assist per and led the team to a franchise record 61 wins. That season he was selected to the All-NBA First Team, an All-Star team member and finished fourth in voting for the league’s Most Valuable Player Award. He is the owner of four franchise records, which include 806 three-point field goals and 19 assist in a single game.
Shooting Guard – Dwyane Wade
Not only was Wade the Heat’s best shooting guard. He was also the face of the franchise for so long. Since bursting onto the scene in South Beach in 2003, Wade lifted the Heat to new heights. His performance in the 2006 NBA Finals is considered one of the greatest of all-time. He helped the team rally from a 2-0 deficit to capture the title. Wade averaged 34.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.7 steals on his way to being named Finals MVP. His name is listed on 16 franchise records that include games (855), minutes (30,560), points (20,221), steals (1414) and assists (4944) just to name a few.
His list of accomplishment as a member of the Heat doesn’t end there, as he won a NBA scoring title in 2009, a 12 time All-Star, a two-time All-NBA First Team, and three-time NBA Champion.
Small Forward – LeBron James
On July 8, 2010, James made an announcement on a live ESPN event titled “The Decision” that would change the organization forever. He uttered the words, “This fall I’m going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat.”
“King James” went on to win two regular season MVPs, two Finals MVPs, two championships, along with four All-NBA First Teams, three NBA All-Defensive First teams and four All-Star team selections. He also helped led the team to four consecutive NBA Finals appearances. He was able to accomplish all this in just four seasons with the organization. As well as own eight franchise records including triple-doubles (13), most points in a single regular season game (61), and postseason game (49).
It’s difficult to find another Small Forward who made such an impact on the Heat in a short amount of time like James.
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