If there is one thing that we have learned in the past few years in the NBA, it is that the Big Three theme has been extremely popular and successful. For instance, the Boston Celtics the past few years have been a powerhouse due to the trio of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce.
The Spurs have been extremely successful over the last decade with the combination of Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker. However, the most famous (or infamous) trio is the one down in South Beach of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, which has also been successful.
When watching Orlando Magic basketball, a fan can easily tell that Howard has put the whole team on his back. Dwight is the team's primary scoring option, most efficient rebounder and best defender. In most minds, he is the best center in the league.
However, everybody knows, including himself, that the team cannot be successful by himself. If you were to say that the Magic have a decent trio in Jason Richardson, Jameer Nelson and Dwight Howard, then I would bring up the point that even the Golden State Warriors have a more well-rounded trio in David Lee, Stephen Curry and Monte Ellis.
If the Magic have any chance of keeping Dwight, they need to show that they are committed to a championship, and what better way to do that than to create a Big Three?