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Elliott and the friends with whom he recorded in middle school in Texas (photo courtesy of Dan Pickering)
Two might be company, but three, as the song goes, is the magic number. That’s what the Miami Heat are hoping now that they’ve acquired the pricey trio of Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and reigning two-time MVP LeBron James. Luckily for the Heat, in basketball, the team with the three best players on the court stands a good chance of walking off as the victor.
This go-for-three philosophy isn’t restricted to basketball. Or to sports, for that matter. From movies to musical troupes to deities and food — all things, good or bad, seem to be come in intervals of three.
We can only speculate if Miami’s three-player cocktail will result in championship rings, but the hype will be justified if they are half as successful as these historic trios.