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

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Glen Rice and Glen Rice Jr.

Glen Rice
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Glen Rice was one of the first players to play on the Miami Heat, who was selected fourth overall in the 1989 draft, one year after the Miami Heat joined the NBA as an expansion team.

Rice developed into Miami's lead scorer and was recognized as one of the best shooters during his era, having seasons where he shot 39 and 41 percent from behind the arc during a time when the three-point shot was not a priority. In his last season with the Heat in 1995, Rice went on to win the three-point contest.

One of Rice's best moments during his six-season tenure with the Heat was scoring a career-high 56 points against the Orlando Magic which stood as a Heat franchise high for most points scored in a regular season game until LeBron James scored 61 points in 2014 against the Charlotte Hornets. Rice was also part of the first Heat team to make the playoffs in 1992 and in the 1993-1994 season, Rice helped Miami secure their first two playoff wins.

After leaving the Heat, Rice went on to play with the Charlotte Hornets where he made three All-Star teams, two All-NBA teams, and was named All-Star MVP in 1997. Rice then went on to play for the Lakers for two years in which he won his first and only NBA title in 2000. To cap off his 15-year career, Rice played for the New York Knicks, the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Clippers.

In 2013, Glen Rice Jr. made his way to the NBA, and was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers but was then traded to the Washington Wizards. In his first season, Rice Jr. did not see much opportunity, playing only 11 games.

In the following summer, Rice looked to make a name for himself and become one of the main pieces of a young Wizards core. In the 2014 Summer League, Rice was named Summer League MVP, averaging 25 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 steals in six games.

Rice shined in the Summer League, but unfortunately, Rice's playing time would take even more of a hit as the Wizards brought in Paul Pierce. Rice only played in 5 games and averaged only 8.6 minutes. Rice was later waived by Washington and went on to play for multiple teams overseas.

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