Three Oft-Forgotten Miami Heat Legends: Seikaly, Rice, and Smith

Posted: 12th September 2009 by Hotnuke in NBA
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Talk of the Heat, and the conversation almost universally centers around such players as Dwyane Wade, Alonzo Mourning, or Shaquille O’Neal; or if not them, then Michael Beasley, Udonis Haslem, Mario Chalmers, Daequan Cook or some other current member of the team.   Sometimes you’ll even hear talk of the best point guard in Heat history, Tim Hardaway. Three names you’ll rarely hear mentioned are Rony Seikaly, Glen Rice, and Steve Smith. This is a real shame, as these three are Heat legends, and are the cornerstones that built the franchise to legitimacy.   The Miami Heat organization is a young one, coming into existence in 1988 as an expansion franchise of the NBA along with the Charlotte Hornets that year.

While they don’t have the storied his ...

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