WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The players from LeBron James’ Miami Heat championship teams

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The Miami Heat Big Three may have changed the NBA, but almost as quickly as they came together, they fell apart, too.

With Chris Bosh’s future in the NBA in doubt, Dwyane Wade ditching the Heat for the Bulls in the offseason, and LeBron James working on his title defense with the Cavaliers, the Heat Big Three has, officially, completely disbanded.

But amazingly, the Heat have undergone a fairly radical rebuild in the years since their last championship in the 2012-13 season. Even some of the most important role players on those teams now find themselves on different teams or out of the league altogether.

After four championship appearances, with two titles in 2011-12 and 2012-13, that era has fizzled out.

See where the major players are today.


LeBron James shook the league to its core when he left the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Heat in 2010.

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Now, of course, James is back in Cleveland, coming off the Cavs’ first NBA championship after they beat the Warriors in the Finals.

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Dwyane Wade was the founding member of the Heat Big Three, having already won a championship in his first seven years with the team.

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In a contract dispute, Wade left the Heat to sign with the Bulls in free agency in 2016. He is the Heat’s all-time leader in minutes, points, assists, and steals.

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Chris Bosh signed with the Heat in the summer of 2010 after posting five All-Star seasons with the Raptors.

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Bosh has missed the end of the last two seasons with the blood clots. The Heat said in September that they’re no longer working toward his return to the court, and his future in the NBA is hazy.

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Mario Chalmers was drafted by the Heat in 2008 and was a key member in the starting five during their championships.

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Chalmers was traded to the Grizzlies in 2015-16, but didn’t finish the season after tearing his Achilles tendon. He’s currently a free agent.

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Ray Allen left a Big Three with the Celtics to join the Heat’s Big Three in 2012. His defining moment came in the 2012-13 Finals, when he hit a game-tying three-pointer with five seconds to play in Game 6. The Heat won the game and later, the series.

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Allen retired after the 2014 season, though he has reportedly considered making an NBA comeback at various points. He is the NBA’s all-time leader in three-pointers.

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Norris Cole played well off the bench for the Heat after they drafted him 2011.

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Cole played the last two season for the New Orleans Pelicans after being traded in the 2014-15 season. He signed a contract with a Chinese basketball team in 2016.

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Shane Battier was an important defender and veteran presence on the Heat’s championship teams.

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Battier retired in 2014. Today, he runs his charity, the Take Charge Foundation, which seeks to help child education.

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Juwan Howard joined the Heat in 2010 and was on the team for both championships.

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Howard is now an assistant coach with the Heat.

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Mike Miller signed with the Heat in 2010 to be another sharpshooter on the perimeter.

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Miller has played on three teams over the last three seasons and is in his second season the Denver Nuggets.

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Joel Anthony was often the starting big man for those Miami Heat teams.

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Anthony played for the Pistons the last two years, and is now with the Spurs, hoping to make the final roster.

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James Jones was already on the Heat when they added the Big Three. He played sparingly but hit a few big three-pointers for them.

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Jones followed LeBron to the Cavaliers and has once again helped, albeit sparingly, hit big shots in big moments.

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Chris “Birdman” Andersen joined the Heat in 2012 and helped them win their second title with his rim protection.

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Andersen played on the Heat for four years and joined the Cavs this offseason.

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Rashard Lewis joined the Heat late in his career, hoping to win a championship ring after a successful individual career.

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Lewis retired in 2014. He now helps breed and train race horses.

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Udonis Haslem has played on the Heat for all 13 years of his career.

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He’s still on the team and is the only hold-over from the Big Three Era.

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