We can't talk about the Miami Heat without mentioning LaBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade. Those three players were key in the Heat's taking the stop spot in the past two seasons.
We don't know how well the team will do in 2015, but hopes are high. James has moved on to Cleveland, and Wade fans are hoping that he will play another season in Miami.
For four seasons the "Big Three" dominated the NBA. They came close to winning it all in 2014, but fell short, playing just five games in the finals, winning one.
The Miami Heat, are one of the NBA’s mid-level teams historically. Not the best, but not the worst. Throughout their history, the Heat have won their division 11 times, most recently in 2014. They have won the Eastern Conference five times, most recently in 2014. The Heat have also won the NBA Championship three times- 2006, 2012, and 2013. In other words, most of their success has come within the last decade or so. The Heat do however hold the distinction of being American Sports most controversial franchise in recent memory. In the Summer of 2010, they acquired Chris Bosh and Lebron James via free agency. There is nothing wrong with signing free agents. However, what a lot of people were up in arms about was how the Heat went about acquiring James and Bosh. They accused the Heat as well as Wade, Bosh, and James, of conspiring with each other, and tampering while they were under contract with their recent teams. There was also the whole “The Decision” show on ESPN, where Lebron James made his decision on national television. That upset a lot of people as well. Still, what’s done is done, and the moves got the Heat two championships.
This last summer, Lebron James shocked the world when he decided to return to Cleveland. This led the Heat to scramble to try to reinvent their roster a little. The moves they made didn’t get the Heat very far, as they sit at 28-35, ½ of a game out of the 8th seed in the East. Chris Bosh is out for the season with blood clots and Dwayne Wade is aging by the hour. It may very well be time for the Heat to rebuild.
The Miami Heat had a very good 2015-2016 season. They finished the season with a record of 48-34, tied with three other teams. Due to tiebreakers, the Heat ended up as the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. In round one, the Heat took on the sixth seed, Charlotte Hornets, defeating them in seven games. They advanced to round two, where they took on the Toronto Raptors, who defeated them in seven games. The off-season went about as badly as it could go for the Heat. Dwayne Wade left town, signing with the Chicago Bulls. Chris Bosh found that due to his heart condition, he would never be cleared to play again, although he is determined to. Entering this season, the Heat had very low expectations, and they currently stand with a record of 10-22, good for the third-worst record in the Eastern Conference so far. The team has some decent young role players, but they are missing a star. That is currently where this roster rebuilding effort stands.