Glen Rice Forever
In the wise words of Shawn Carter, you’ve always got to respect the shooter. If there’s one that made people respect Miami as a franchise it’s Glen Rice. After winning a national championship at the University of Michigan, Rice was drafted fourth overall by the Heat in 1989. He’d go on to lead them to their first playoff appearance in 1992 (where they got that ass cracked by Jordan’s Bulls), become the first player to average 20 points or more in a Heat jersey and was in the top 10 of league leaders in scoring, 3-pointers made, field goals made and minutes played. He’d eventually get traded to the Charlotte Hornets where he became an All Star, followed by a trade to the Lakers where he became a champion in 2000. But he’ll forever be a legend in Miami.