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Hassan Whiteside and Udonis Haslem on NBA 2K All-Time Miami Heat team

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Ronnie from NBA 2K gave the nod to Whiteside and Haslem from today’s Miami squad.

Miami Heat v Detroit Pistons Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The complete list of the NBA 2K all-time Miami Heat team gives plenty of room for debate among the faithful.

Starters:

  • Tim Hardaway (88)
  • Dwyane Wade (97)
  • LeBron James (99)
  • Chris Bosh (88)
  • Alonzo Mourning (94)

Reserves:

  • Shaquille O’Neal (89)
  • Glen Rice (87)
  • Rony Seikaly (86)
  • Hassan Whiteside (86)
  • Eddie Jones (85)
  • P.J. Brown (85)
  • Steve Smith (84)
  • Udonis Haslem (83)
  • Brian Grant (83)
  • Dan Majerle (82)

Uproxx ranked all the teams, and Miami finished in the middle of the pack at #16. That’s fairly good considering the franchise missed out on the NBA’s first 40 years of existence. Looking forward though, which of the current crop would muscle out one of the top 15 in the next 5 to 10 years?

Putting Whiteside tied with Seikaly tied at 8th all-time, with an 86 score (only 2 points below Bosh), gives Hassan a lot of credit for doing so much in so little time. The list also shows that, besides Udonis, the tremendous amount of turnover on the current roster. Three seasons would qualify as a Heat Lifer today.

Hot Hot Hoops’ Kevin Kraczkowski is currently counting down to the final 15 spots in Heat history and it’ll be interesting to compare the two lists. I believe Kevin’s take will be a better gauge on who makes the cut for the top 15 Miami Heat players .

Meanwhile the NBA 2K team will stir heated debate among partisan fans in Heat nation. Bosh getting only an 88 seems totally out of whack, considering how important of a factor he was in James’ and Wade’s successes. Pat Riley stated Shaq was a founding father of the Heat empire. Trolland is up in arms about the absence of Mario Chalmers.

There is a lot of overlap of many players, such as James, O’Neal, and Bosh, who are on more than one All-Time team. The jumping around of stars from place to place has become almost an out-of-control epidemic in the NBA, which makes creating a definitive All-Time team that much harder.

My congrats to Whiteside for his rise from the D-League to a Heat legend, and to Haslem for being the definition of stability among the present NBA chaos.