It took much deliberation trying to figure out who would be No. 1 on this list, but after much thought I had to put Dwyane Wade as the top player of this franchise.
Coming into the league in the 2003 season under the shadow of heavily hyped LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, Wade brought energy into a young, developing team that was looking for an answer.
Wade brought the answer and brought his intensity with it. With a core of himself, Lamar Odom and Eddie Jones, Wade brought the team to six games with then No. 1 seed Indiana Pacers in his first season.
It was history from there as Shaq joined Wade and was proclaimed 'Flash' by his new sidekick. With the duo in tact, they brought the team to it's second conference finals and it's second best record of the franchise.
The team fell short due to a number of injuries suffered by Wade throughout the series, but Wade knew he could make it to the finals with whatever it took.
Sure enough the year after, Wade and the Heat made easy work of the Eastern Conference playoffs and advanced to the Finals to face the Dallas Mavericks.
With five minutes, the Heat found themselves down by 14 points. While they were already losing the series 2-0, the Heat appeared to be a one and done team but Wade knew he couldn't allow that to happen.
He rallied his team and brought them their first finals victory. Wade would go on to lead the team to win it's next four games and bring the team its' first NBA championship. Wade averaged 35 points per game and won a deserved NBA finals MVP.
Wade would have to fight through two injury plagued seasons before finally coming through with a breakthrough 2008-09 season where he averaged 30 points per game and was apart of his first All-NBA First Team.
He also finished third in both the MVP and defensive player of the year voting where he set the record for most blocks by a player under 6'4".
We have only just broken ground with Wade who is now just reaching his prime. Going into the future, the Miami Heat should feel very lucky to have him as a part of the franchise for now and hopefully the rest of his career.