The Franchise Is Still Young
Here’s a bragging point: This is Miami’s 26th season in existence. That means it’s three main stars are older than the franchise itself, which says a lot considering how much history the Heat have over the past few decades. Back in 1988 when Michael Jordan was destroying all competition and La Madrina had Miami on tilt, the Heat were birthed from an expansion draft. The first season wasn’t pretty (they finished the season 15-67) and their best player was a then rookie from Syracuse named Rony Seikaly who averaged 11points and seven rebounds a game. Not exactly the 'Heatles,' right?