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Franchise history

The Miami Heat were founded in 1987 when the National Basketball Association expressed interest to add three new teams to the league. After being accepted into the league, the team debuted for the 1988-1989 NBA season. The Heat struggled through their early years, but finally found success in 1997 where they would win their first of four straight divisional titles. After another period of decline, the Miami Heat went on the win their first NBA title in 2006 with Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O'Neal leading the team. However, after winning the title, the team would began to struggle again and would not recover until the 2010-2011 season, where they added Lebron James and Chris Bosh to compliment Dwyane Wade (the trio became known as "The Big 3"). With their star power, the Heat would go on to win a second NBA title in 2012 after losing in the NBA finals the previous year to the Dallas Mavericks.

Current roster*

NUMPLAYERPOSHTWTDOBPRIOR TO NBA/COUNTRYYRS
34Ray AllenG6-520507/20/1975Connecticut/USA16
11Chris AndersenF-C6-1022807/07/1978Blinn Junior College (TX)/USA10
50Joel AnthonyC6-924508/09/1982UNLV/Canada5
31Shane BattierF6-822509/09/1978Duke/USA11
1Chris BoshC-F6-1123503/24/1984Georgia Tech/USA9
15Mario ChalmersG6-219005/19/1986Kansas/USA4
30Norris ColeG6-217510/13/1988Cleveland State/USA1
40Udonis HaslemF6-823506/09/1980Florida/USA9
5Juwan HowardF6-925002/07/1973Michigan/USA18
6LeBron JamesF6-825012/30/1984St. Vincent-St. Mary HS (OH)/USA9
22James JonesG-F6-821510/04/1980Miami (Fla.)/USA9
9Rashard LewisF6-1023008/08/1979Alief Elsik HS (TX)/USA14
13Mike MillerG6-821002/19/1980Florida/USA12
24Jarvis VarnadoF-C6-923003/01/1988Mississippi State/USAR
3Dwyane WadeG6-422001/17/1982Marquette/USA9

*Current as of March 12, 2013

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