Ray Allen’s game tying three pointer in Game 6 of the NBA Finals changed everything for the Miami Heat. The image of the Big Three went from failure to success and LeBron James joined an exclusive group of Hall of Famers by winning back to back Finals MVPs.
Last season the Boston Celtics went on to surprise many in getting to the Conference Finals, then taking Miami to a seventh game. Boston’s aging big three of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen were in year five of an original three year plan, and most media members declared their title window closed.
AP || Charles Krupa