In 2007-2008, the Boston Celtics started a modern-day NBA trend. Danny Ainge and the Boston front office made moves to bring Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett to Boston so that Paul Pierce would finally have the help he needed to win a championship.
A championship is exactly what the Celtics won that year. The rest is history.
In short, Danny Ainge and the trendsetting Boston Celtics forced their competition (the NBA) to follow suit and create super teams of their own.
The headline story heading into the 2010-2011 season was Miami loading up on superstars, signing LeBron James and Chris Bosh to long-term deals. These moves were completed in hopes of bringing in the help that Dwyane Wade has needed to be able to win another title in Miami.
Upon uniting in Miami, Bosh, Wade and James were hoping they could overcome the Celtic's Big Three who had year-after-year put a hurting on their prior teams in the regular season and the playoffs.
The Heat's trio even went as far as copying the Celtics nickname. When they were brought together, LeBron James dubbed them "The Heatles," copying Kevin Garnett who had earlier named the Celtic's Big Three "The Ceatles" after the famous rock and roll group "The Beatles."
Right before the trade deadline, we saw the New York Knicks almost trade their whole team away to bring in Chauncey Billups and, more importantly, Carmelo Anthony. Already having Amar'e Stoudemire, the Knicks too would now have a "Big Three" of their own.
If you weren't before, you should now be aware of the fact that numerous NBA teams have created super teams consisting of three superstar players. But which teams have managed to comprise a team that has four superstar players or a Big Four and which of those teams has the best Big Four in the NBA today?
Read on to find out...