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Miami Heat Say Celtics Set the Big Three Blueprint

The Boston Celtics are just a single game away from playoff elimination at the hands of the Miami Heat, and LeBron James would just like to say "thank you." Not for proving to be a pretty beatable team, but for providing the inspiration that three superstar players all suiting up for one team could actually work.


"They set the blueprint for us when they decided to make the trade for KG and for Ray," LeBron James told The Boston Globe of the Celtics. "Seeing guys make sacrifices to come together and play as one. They set the blueprint and went out there and did it. They won a championship. They competed every year."

James is referring to Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Though, the Miami Heat's threesome is a bit more star studded.

"With LeBron losing to Boston in Cleveland in the playoffs, he felt like, 'I gotta do more, I need to be around more to contend for a championship,'" Wade agreed. "Me feeling the same way going into the summer, saying that I needed more, it was because of Boston. They knocked us out."

So, they decided to fight fire with fire and arrange their own big three. Of course, people may moan that it came together a bit more controversially.

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