2010: Heat form ‘Super Team’
When LeBron James declared his intention to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh with the Heat in the summer of 2010, the basketball universe shifted to Miami.
Bulls’ Year 2011 Rose is the MVP of the game.
On the final day of the regular season, Rose, who was 22 years and 191 days old, became the NBA’s youngest MVP winner. He became the only Bulls player to earn the league’s highest honor, joining five-time MVP Michael Jordan.
2012: LeBron wins first NBA championship
The 2012 NBA Finals were a different story for LeBron James after two prior disappointments. As the Heat hammered Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden’s Thunder in five games to win the title that had escaped him for so long, his numbers shone.
Team USA won Olympic gold in 2012.
At the 2012 London Olympics, the American squad won 32.1 points per game on average. Team USA was back on top of the world basketball stage after a hard-fought gold medal victory over Spain.
2013: Allen’s clutch 3-pointer saves Heat in Game 6
The 2013 NBA Finals came to a close in a thrilling Game 7, with LeBron James (37 points) and the Heat defeating the Spurs in the final minute to win their second straight title. It wouldn’t have happened if Ray Allen hadn’t hit a game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds of Game 6.
Back-to-back NBA championships for the Heat and Warriors
With the powerful Lakers on the decline, another team (or teams) might take control of the decade. The Miami Heat were the first team through, thanks to LeBron James’ “Decision” to take his talents to South Beach. Later in the decade, Stephen Curry and the Warriors established themselves as a dynasty.
2014: Spurs get revenge on Heat in Finals
The Spurs opened the 2013-14 season licking their wounds after squandering a last-second lead to the Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals before losing Game 7 in another heartbreaker. Instead of folding, they fought back to take delicious revenge on the Heat.