The Miami Heat are an American Basketball team competing in Eastern Conference Southeast Division of the NBA. The Heat was founded in 1988 and plays its home games at the American Airlines Arena. Miami Heat has won three NBA Championships.
Miami has won over 1,000 regular season games, made 17 playoff appearances, and won 13 division titles, Five conference titles and three NBA Championships. The Heat won their First NBA Championship in 2006. After the success in 2006, the Heat reached the Playoff stage three times in the next four seasons. In each of the three Playoff appearances, the Heat were knocked out in the First round itself. In 2010, Heat signed LeBron James and Chris Bosh starting the Big 3 era of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh. The Big 3 led Miami to their second and third Championships in 2012 and 2013. The Miami Heat had a phenomenal 2012-13 season, in which they won 66 matches and lost only 16, including a 27-game winning streak. Some of the team's notable former players include: Shaquille O'Neal, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade etc.
Heat in recent years
After the departure of the LeBron James back to Cleveland Cavaliers, the rebuild was centered around D Wade and Chris Bosh. However after finishing with a record of 37-45, the Heat decided to select Justise Winslow as the 10th pick during the NBA draft. The following season, Heat finished with a record of 48-34 and reached the semifinals in the playoffs. Despite making the post season, there was too much contractual issues involving Wade which led him to move to Chicago Bulls.
Wade eventually returned from Cleveland Cavaliers as Bosh had medical issues due to which he was forced into retirement. The franchise traded for Jimmy Butler in 2019 for Josh Richardson and have decided to build around the young core of Duncan Robinson, Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro .
Miami Heat Record - Last 10 Seasons
|Season||Division Finish||Conference Finish||Record||Playoffs|
|2018-19 ||3rd ||10th ||39-43 ||- |
|2017-18||1st||6th||44-38||Lost First Round|
|2015-16||1st||3rd||48-34||Lost Conf Semifinals|
|2013-14||1st||2nd||54-28||Lost NBA Finals|
|2012-13||1st||1st||66-16||Won NBA Finals|
|2011-12||1st||2nd||46-20||Won NBA Finals|
|2010-11||1st||2nd||58-24||Lost NBA Finals|
|2009-10||3rd||5th||47-35||Lost First Round|