The Miami Heat is a franchise that has managed to build up a rich tradition in a very short amount of time. In only 22 seasons the team has managed to accomplish everything that a franchise can.
From All-Star players to an NBA Finals’ MVP, you name it and the Heat has amassed it.
This has partly been because of the culture that was cultivated when the franchise was first assembled in 1988-1989. The culture was taken a step further when Pat Riley became coach in 1995-96.
However, the biggest impact on this franchise has been the quality of character from the players that have been apart of it. From the unforgettable Rony Seikaly to the legendary Alonzo Mourning, no matter where one looks it isn’t hard to find a special talent in Heat folklore.
Among all those amazing players throughout its history, the Heat organization has had a lot of special talents. From guys who could dribble around the world with their eyes close to lights out shooters that could probably toss a grain of salt through a McDonalds’ cup 10 feet away.
The Heat organization has never lacked in acquiring players with a unique skill set. The franchise has basically been built upon the notion that a player has to excel in at least one very distinctive aspect of basketball in order to dawn its’ jersey.
Often this has resulted in a lack of top tier athletic talent.
Over the years, the Heat has maintained a reputation of being one of the most athletically gifted challenged teams in all the NBA. If one goes through the 22 year history of the Miami Heat, never would it be stated that they were a top 10 team in terms of athleticism.
In regards to high flyers, the list may be even dimmer.
The Heat organization has struggled to supply its’ fan base with players that can dazzle with areal displays. It has been rare that the team has had more than two players on it’s roster that can dazzle with high light dunks.
So after reflecting from my own memories and a little research, I present to you the 10 greatest high flyers in Miami Heat history.