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Ranking the Top 5 Big 3s in the NBA Heading into 2014

Top 5 Big 3s in the NBA

Oklahoma City Thunder
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The Big 3 in South Beach consisting of LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade could go down as one of the best of all time, but sadly, they are no longer a thing. Luckily, these five Big 3s will provide us with more than enough entertainment in the 2014-15 NBA season.

Honorable Mentions

Los Angeles Clippers
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Honorable Mentions

Los Angeles Clippers
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Stephen Curry, David Lee, Klay Thompson — Golden State
Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin — Los Angeles

These two just barely missed the cut. There are probably many people out there who would consider these two, among others left off this list, as some of the best Big 3s in the NBA.

5. Dirk Nowitzki, Chandler Parsons, Monta Ellis

Dallas Mavericks
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5. Dirk Nowitzki, Chandler Parsons, Monta Ellis

Dallas Mavericks
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This Big 3 hasn’t hit the court yet, but it should be really good. Chandler Parsons was on Houston last season and the Rockets will definitely be missing his services. Luck you, Mavericks fans.

4. Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol

Chicago Bulls
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4. Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol

Chicago Bulls
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Here is another Big 3 that hasn’t played together yet. Derrick Rose has been fighting injuries left and right, but he should be healthy for the upcoming season. If he can return to MVP form, he will be part of an awesome Big 3, one that could go on to win a championship.

3. Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, Russell Westbrook

Oklahoma City Thunder
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3. Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, Russell Westbrook

Oklahoma City Thunder
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Although Serge Ibaka isn’t quite on Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook’s level, the Oklahoma City Thunder are lost without him. Not to mention, he completes this Big 3. This could be the highest scoring trio next season.

2. Andrew Wiggins, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving
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2. Andrew Wiggins, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving
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Another Big 3 that hasn’t played together yet. Not to mention, there is a chance that this Big 3 never happens. If Kevin Love does join Cleveland, him, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving will make up the best trio in the NBA. Regardless, I have very high expectations for Andrew Wiggins, and LeBron and Irving have already proved their worth.

1. Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker

San Antonio Spurs
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1. Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker

San Antonio Spurs
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Nowadays, the San Antonio Spurs are more of a complete team than a Big 3, but it would be wrong to not rank these three stars at No. 1. Well, unless if Love joins the Cavs. This Big 3, along with other players, knocked off the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals this year.