2. LeBron James (2010-2014)
LeBron James came to the Heat as part of the Big Three with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. Just like Shaq and Wade, James and Wade, through their collaborative efforts, were instrumental in reshaping the NBA landscape. They not only formed one of the most captivating teams in the history of the league but have also showcased the significant impact that NBA players can have.
Despite playing just four years together in Miami (and a less memorable year in Cleveland), James and Wade stand out as one of the most extraordinary duos that the league has seen.
Their exceptional physical abilities, defensive skills, and tactical acumen not only led them to back-to-back championships, but also solidified their status as iconic figures in NBA history. With the Heat, LeBron, with Wade by his side, won two championships and was MVP in both years.
In four years in Miami, James averaged 26.9 points, 6.7 assists, and 7.6 rebounds. Although Wade’s knees began to worsen near the end of James’s tenure, leading him to sign with the Cavs in 2014, Wade averaged 22.2 points, 4.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds over their four-year run.