Many years have passed since Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird retired from the NBA. But the impact that they have left on the league will never be diminished.
In an era where the NBA was just starting to grow popular around the world, this trio was heavily responsible for making it popular around the globe. Additionally, each of them is regarded as a legend of their respective franchise.
So much so that even today, fans tend to compare current NBA players to them. While some like to compare the said players individually, there are times when fans wonder what if there was a 3-on-3 tournament featuring MJ, Magic, and Bird on one side and quite literally any other trio from the NBA on the other side?
Well, renowned Twitter account "Slam" recently asked this question to their fans via tweet.
This question, of course, sparked a debate on Twitter. Many fans said that this trio is simply unbeatable while other fans made compelling points about which Big 3 could potentially defeat them. Anyway, here are some of the best comments that we could find below the tweet:
To be honest, a huge flaw in this hypothetical matchup is the fact there is no center in that lineup. So if the likes of Shaquille O'Neal or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were paired with two other greats, it is quite possible to defeat them.
Moreover, the tweet wasn't clear about if MJ, Magic, and Bird will be in their respective primes during this matchup or during the time when that image was clicked. Regardless like most imaginary debates, there is no way for us to find a definitive answer and we can debate about it for days, but it's impossible to convince everyone to select a single answer.