Five father-and-son duos who have a connection with the Miami Heat

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With the potential of LeBron James playing with his son Bronny James, a topic that has been discussed has been the best and more notable father-son duo's that have played in the NBA, with common ones being Dell and Stephen Curry along with Doc and Austin Rivers.

Since joining the league in 1988, the Miami Heat have had players who went on to have children who also played in the NBA. Here are five father-son duos that have a connection with the Miami Heat.

Tim Hardaway and Tim Hardaway Jr.

Tim Hardaway
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The Hardaway father-son combo is probably the most notable when it comes to being associated with the Heat given what Hardaway Sr. did during his time with Miami.

Hardaway was in the NBA for 13 seasons and played for five teams, the Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers. Hardaway is a five-time All-Star who made five All-NBA teams and was first-team All-Rookie in the 1989-1990 season. During his six-season tenure with the Heat, Hardaway was selected to two All-Star teams and made three All-NBA teams, making first-team All-NBA his first year in Miami, averaging 20.3 points, 8.3 assists and 1.9 steals.

When it comes to franchise highs, Hardaway has his name in a few categories. In three made, Hardaway ranks second and held the Heat franchise record until Duncan Robinson arrived. Hardaway also ranks second in most assists by a Heat player behind Dwyane Wade and is ranked sixth for most steals.

Hardaway was one of the most dynamic guards in NBA history and was a main catalyst along with Alonzo Mourning to launch the Heat into success and helped Miami reach their first-ever Eastern Conference Final in 1997. Hardaway is known to be the greatest Heat point guard of all time along with Goran Dragic, and was rewarded with his jersey being lifted into the rafters.

On the other hand, Tim Hardaway Jr. entered the league in 2013 and currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks. Hardaway Jr. also played for the Knicks and Hawks. Like his father, Hardaway Jr. made first-team All-Rookie, but never became an established star like his dad.

Hardaway Jr. established himself as a microwave who can shoot the lights out when his jumper is falling. Heat Nation has seen it with their own eyes, with Hardaway Jr.'s career-high 10 threes made in a game coming against the Heat in the 2020-2021 season.

Hardaway Jr. has been linked to the Heat during his career, and with two years left on his deal, there might be a chance Hardaway Jr. finds himself in Miami, especially with his father making it known he has been trying to get his son on the Heat.