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Founded in 1987, Miami Heat have become one of the most recognised franchises in the NBA featuring iconic players such as Tim Hardaway, Alonzo Mourning, Shaquille O'Neal and in more recent times the creation of the NBA's first 'Big 3'. more...
The acquisition of Chris Bosh and LeBron James to add to draft star Dwyane Wade brought the most successful period in franchise history as they secured two championships in 2012 and 2013 as well as reaching the NBA finals in the other two years the trio were together. This period was all overseen by long-standing head coach Erik Spoelstra and legendary president Pat Riley, both of whom remain in place to this day.
In recent times Miami have been stuck in a transitional period of mediocrity and have now lost future hall of famer Dwyane Wade to retirement. However, this year the Heat have added all-star Jimmy Butler to the roster with a young core of Justise Winslow, Bam Adebayo and rookie Tyler Herro. They will look to become big players in free agency for the next two years with cap space to help them become major championship contenders once more.