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

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The Miami Heat Big Three shook the NBA to its core.

When LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh joined up together in the summer of 2010, it was rare to see three superstars in their prime band together. Now it’s commonplace.

However, as quickly as that super-team came together, it fizzled out in Miami.

LeBron and Wade left Miami, Bosh left the NBA, and the core of those Heat teams fell apart.

With Wade joining James in Cleveland for the 2017-18 season, two of the members of that team are back together, but much of the core is elsewhere.

See where the major players are today.


LeBron James shocked the sports world 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 his seventh straight NBA Finals appearance.


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. After a year with the Bulls, Wade joined James and the Cavs.


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’s career was put on hold after having recurring issues with blood clots. He was bought out by the Heat in 2017 and now happily plays music, enjoys craft beer, and spends time with his family.

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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. After sitting out 2016-17, he’s once again back with the Grizzlies.


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 has hopped around the NBA and internationally after being traded from the Heat in 2014-15. He is now playing in Israel.

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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. In 2017, he was hired as director of basketball development and analytics with the Heat.

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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.


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

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Miller played on three teams over the last three seasons and spent last season with the Nuggets before being waived this summer.

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


Anthony played for the Pistons and Spurs last season and is now with the Milwaukee Bucks.


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 for three years. He is now a member of the Phoenix Suns front office.

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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 last season but missed most of the year with an injury. He remains unsigned.


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 played in Ice Cube’s Big3 league in the summer and also trains and breeds 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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