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Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem are the only holdovers from the 2005-06 NBA Champion Miami Heat, but both were starters and instrumental pieces to that team's success. Wade even earned the Finals MVP award for his effort that year.
In 2010-11, they are now joined by another former champion, Eddie House (2008 Boston Celtics).
However, although they only have three former champs, who know what it takes to win it all, the Heat still have a number of players with a significant amount of experience getting it done in the playoffs.
The most notable such example likely would be LeBron James.
Sure, he has gotten a lot of flak about never winning the Cleveland Cavaliers a championship, but he brought them to the postseason every year but one, and he often had little help on those depleted Cavs teams.
Furthermore, he almost singlehandedly carried Cleveland to an Eastern Conference Championship in 2007, even scoring the Cavs' final 25 consecutive points, including a game-winner, in one of the Eastern Conference Finals victories.
So, overall, through 71 games, LeBron has put up impressive playoff averages of 29.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.0 blocks, on shooting percentages of .459 (FG), .316 (three), and .743 (FT).
Therefore, the Heat will benefit from James' playoff experience, as he has proven he can perform on the largest of stages.
Miami will also be helped by postseason veterans like Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Jamaal Magloire, Jerry Stackhouse, Carlos Arroyo, and James Jones, as well as others who have limited playoff experience, namely Chris Bosh, Juwan Howard, Mike Miller, Joel Anthony, and Mario Chalmers.
Consequently, by employing so many players with postseason experience, the Miami Heat should understand what it takes to advance through the playoffs and win the 2010-11 NBA Championship.