While the Miami Heat may not have been around long in comparison to other NBA teams in the association, their presence has been undoubtedly felt and they have made their mark on NBA history a number of times. They have had a number of fantastic players apart of their team history, and while they have regularly flirted with mediocrity, it always seemed they would come back stronger than ever shortly afterwards. In 2003, the Miami Heat selected Dwayne Wade out of Marquette with the 5th pick of the draft, and ever since, American Airlines Arena has always created some fantastic shows for the crowd as well as uplifting the spirits of the city. After achieving All-Star status along with a few disappointing seasons, Shaquille O’Neal, the most dominant player in NBA history left the Los Angeles Lakers and teamed up with Dwayne Wade to take the Heat to the NBA finals against the Dallas Mavericks where they brought the first championship to South Beach.
Following a few years of mediocrity, Miami was able to lure All-Stars Lebron James and Chris Bosh to form a “Big 3” in Miami and instantly became favorites to win the NBA Championship. Over a period of 4 years, the Heat lost 2 and won 2 NBA Championship, and got Miami excited and very used to a winning culture, and a winning city. During this period of winning in Miami for the Heat, it seemed the rest of the city was in a happy mood partying regularly in enthusiasm with the success that championships brought to the city.
Following the departure of Lebron, the Heat began to struggle, particularly along with Chris Bosh’s injuries and lack of depth on the top. This year, Dwayne Wade left the Heat to join the Bulls, Chris Bosh will not play for the Heat, and the post Wade era is beginning in South Beach with a long list of young talent that leaves the future for Miami Heat basketball bright. Regardless of the success of the team, the Miami Heat always put on great basketball games and are the best opportunity for weekly sport happiness in the city. The Miami Heat are, and will continue to be the best sport team to watch in South Beach.
Bright spots on the current roster include Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson, Dion Waiters, Justice Winslow, Hassan Whiteside, Josh Mcroberts, and Derrick Williams. Go check out the Heat!
The Miami Dolphins weer at one point the greatest show in Sports. In 1972, the Dolphins are the only team in NFL History to win every single game in the season and captured the seventh Super Bowl. Both Mercury Morris and Larry Csonka rushed for 1000 yards on the season, and the rest of the strong team excited the entire city of Miami winning game after game after game, and attending a football game at the stadium was always exciting.
In 1973, they continued with their success and destroyed the Minnesota Vikings in the eighth Super Bowl at a scored of 24-7. The Dolphins have a very storied history and had some amazing years that always kept the fans excited with Dan Marino leading the way and setting records in the NFL.
As of late, the Dolphins haven’t been successful as the history might suggest, but they continue to put on a good show, even if it is caused by the hands of the other team whooping on them, but you gotta love the atmosphere of the stadium and the fantastic year long weather that permeates through the stadium during football season.
Once known as the Florida Marlins, the newly named Miami Marlins are fun baseball team to attend with the family. Although they are a professional baseball team, they don’t set up that successful culture as much as other Miami teams or Baseball teams for that matter, but the atmosphere in Marlins park is always a spectacle for fans of home teams and away teams alike. They had one of the first cheer teams in Baseball, and are still a fantastic baseball atmosphere for sports fans and people looking to enjoy a baseball game as well as be able to relax on an afternoon.