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Superstars à Trois
July 19, 2010
The Heat trio is the latest, but not yet the greatest
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July 19, 2010

Superstars À Trois

The Heat trio is the latest, but not yet the greatest

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Call them what you will—King James' New Court and Miami Thrice are early front-runners—but last Thursday, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh instantly became the most dazzling sports trio ever assembled. On the occasion of its formation, here's a brief history of trios, sports-related and otherwise.

1492

The Niña, Pinta and Santa María depart from Palos de la Frontera, Spain, on Aug. 3. Two months later sailors on the Pinta spot the New World.

1844

French magazine Le Siècle serializes Alexandre Dumas's tale that immortalizes Athos, Portos and Aramis, Les Trois Mousquetaires.

1910

New York Evening Mail columnist Franklin P. Adams pens Baseball's Sad Lexicon, a.k.a. Tinker to Evers to Chance, an eight-line poem celebrating the Cubs' double-play combo.

1923

Ted Healy and His Stooges, a physical-comedy-based vaudeville act, premieres. In '34 it is renamed the Three Stooges.

1937

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