Miami Heat: Yes, this is a Big 3 era appreciation piece

Dwyane Wade (L), LeBron James (C) and Chris Bosh (R) of the Miami Heat celebrate winning Game 7 of the NBA Finals (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
Dwyane Wade (L), LeBron James (C) and Chris Bosh (R) of the Miami Heat celebrate winning Game 7 of the NBA Finals (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images) /

With the Miami Heat getting set to move into the future, picking the suspended season back up, let us look back a bit. Oh, what a time the Big 3 era was.

The Miami Heat have had the privilege to be apart of quite a bit of history throughout their relatively short-lived existence in the National Basketball Association. Being nearly one of the youngest teams in the league, in the grand scheme of it all, they have more championships than all but five teams.

While only the Chicago Bulls, the San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Boston Celtics, and the Golden State Warriors have more, only two more teams are tied for sixth place with the three titles apiece with the Miami Heat in the Detroit Pistons and the Philadelphia 76ers.

While Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neal are the main reasons for that first Miami Heat title, the second and the third can be attributed to what has come to be known as the Big 3 era. Like all other seismic events or lore of the world, such as the Excalibur sword in the stone or Mount Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii, the Big 3 era will forever live in glory, or infamy depending on who you are.

Either way you go though, it is an era that is always worth celebrating. Today seemed like especially the right day, considering a piece of content recently published to the good ole’ internet. From the twitter account of Whistle Sports, here’s the tweet that will illustrate why today was as good a day as any.

What a time it was to be a Miami Heat fan. What a time it was to be an NBA basketball fan in general.

No matter the ensemble or group of players that may come together, there will never be another group as fun as this one was to watch. While the above was mostly Flash and King James though, you can’t forget about Chris Bosh.

Not only was Bosh the most selfless of the three, sacrificing the most of himself, his game, and his production to make it all work, none of what they accomplished would have been possible without his cooperation, doing of the dirty work, and willingness to want to excel in just that role.

You also have to include the fact that his rebound and pass out to Ray Allen for three in the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs is likely what saved the Miami Heat that year. That set them up to go ahead and win their second title.

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So, as we prepare to venture off into the future and return to NBA basketball, let us never forget the history of the league. That is why this day, a day years removed from that period of time, is still and always appropriate for a Big 3 era appreciation piece.

Cheers to greatest Miami Heat player ever in Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and CB for memories we will never forget.