And some of them even statistically outperformed Miami's vaunted Big Three.
As we run through the most impressive three-man units in the NBA this year, the analysis will focus mostly on raw statistics. That's the only fair way to measure these groups against one another, and things like net rating and total minutes played will be critical.
As a matter of fact, it'll take at least 1,000 total minutes played in order for a unit to qualify for these rankings. Don't worry, though; we'll also rely on qualities like chemistry, value to the overall team identity and general star power.
Oh, and one other thing: It should go without saying that we're focusing on what these Big Threes have done this year. So while a combo of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Deron Williams looks nice on paper (especially if it's 2007), those three guys are past their primes and haven't actually done much on the floor this season.
As such, don't expect to see them crack the top 10.
Forget the buddy system—let's check out the best trifectas of the 2013-14 season.
*Stats accurate through games played March 31.
**All net ratings and minutes stats via NBA.com unless otherwise indicated.