Udonis Haslem is one of the greatest players in the Miami Heat history and he holds great memories from his time with the team. He lived that famed Big 3 era in South Beach with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. That team went to four straight NBA Finals, winning two titles in the process, being the most dominant team in the league.
Even though they did a lot of good things, one of their players, Dwyane Wade, doesn't believe they did enough to be considered the best trio of players of all time. However, things are different for Haslem, who put them in a high place, ahead of great squads. For Haslem, the only trio better than Miami's was the Chicago Bulls’ Big 3 of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman.
Talking with Haslem and Channing Frye on Bleacher Report’s “Run It Back" on Friday, Wade talked about his Big 3.
“Are we the best of all time?” Wade asked. “Probably not, but we’re definitely one of the top in the sense of the body of work that we put in in those four years.
“But are we the best? That’s not for me to say, but we’re definitely one of the best.”
Haslem did agree with the former shooting guard, that trio wasn't the best ever, but he said they still deserved a high spot on the all-time list, even surpassing other big threes like the Spurs' trio of Duncan, Parker and Ginobili or the Warriors' Curry, Thompson and Durant.
“I will say they would be second because you would never know,” Haslem said.
That team made a lot of good things; they were a complete show and had enormous victories over their rivals. Yet, they didn't enough to be considered the best Big 3 of all time.