Miami is by far one of the most active and passionate cities across the United States. On top of that, every season their home team, the Miami Heat, never fail to excite the fans and make strong pushes in the regular season. They struck gold in 2003 by drafting Dwyane Wade from Marquette with the 5th pick in the draft. Wade led the Heat, along with Shaquille O’Neal and others, to a title in the 2006 season. A few years later, LeBron James and Chris Bosh decided to join the Heat and led the team to four straight finals appearances, winning it in 2012 and 2013.
In more recent years, the Miami Heat have had a strong roster with Justise Winslow and Goran Dragic. Lastly, Dwyane Wade’s farewell season is this year this has for sure brought a lot of attention to Miami as a legend is retiring soon. He even got invited to play in this year’s All-Star game. Without further or due, let’s look into how the Heat placed 7th in FanWide’s Top Ten NBA Team rankings.
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7) Miami Heat
The NBA is unique in many aspects of fan support. It is very difficult to rank a team based solely off of their on or off court success. Therefore, FanWide chose to use data from both categories to create a ranking that is one of a kind. All the metrics used in this ranking were weighted equally in order to ensure there was a balance between the different factors. Additionally, all of the metrics were applicable to all 30 of the NBA teams. As a result, our top ten ranking is the most balanced and unique ranking for NBA teams. More information about our methodology can be found here. FanWide will be releasing the top ten NBA fan clubs in the next few weeks.
Miami Heat Rankings
|Fan Clubs on FanWide||65||4|
|NBA Championships since 1977||3||5|
|All-Stars (last 5 years)||4||10|
|National Games Televised Last Year (ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBA TV)||11||19|
|Wins (last 5 years)||224||11|
|Value (in billions)||1.7||10|
|Total Followers (in millions)||22.4||4|
Fan Clubs on FanWide: 65 (4th)
The 305 is filled with regular fans, celebrities, and many tourists. Miami is one of the most active cities with a very young crowd that is always looking to meet at restaurants and bars to watch sports games. Hence, the Miami Heat are 4th in the NBA for fan clubs on FanWide with a total of 65. As the city of Miami continues to grow, this number will definitely increase rapidly.