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Big Threes match up in Celtics-Heat

Two very different entities go head-to-head in conference semifinals

Updated: April 30, 2011, 9:29 PM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

Historians talk of the Big Three as that famous meeting in Yalta featuring Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt. Automotive types talk of the day of the Big Three as meaning General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.

Undoubtedly, there are other such famed triumvirates in history, but in the au courant of the National Basketball Association, there are really two such assemblages (apologies to the Lakers and Spurs).

There's the Big Three in Boston. (Or, really, Big Three II, as Larry Bird, Kevin ...

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