The 10 Greatest Heat players in history, ranked by Player Efficiency Rating (PER)

These players recorded the highest Player Efficiency Ratings in Miami Heat franchise history.

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1. LeBron James - 29.6

This should come as no surprise. LeBron James had arguably his greatest seasons with the Miami Heat, where he married the athleticism that defined the early parts of his career with the high basketball IQ that defined the latter portion.

From 2010 to 2014, LeBron was unquestionably the best player in the NBA. He dominated and won two MVPs and two championships.

His PER of 29.6 during his Heat tenure not only ranks at the top of franchise history, but he also ranks among the best in NBA history. LeBron’s career PER of 27.06 is third all-time behind Nikola Jokic and Michael Jordan. Again, look at those numbers. LeBron’s PER with the Heat out-paces his PER for his career.

Of course, LeBron went on to win championships in Cleveland and Los Angeles, but he would be the first to admit that he wouldn’t have those rings if he hadn’t learned how to win at the highest level in Miami. For both LeBron and the Heat, those four years were awfully rewarding.

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