NBA legends Miami Heat to do a three-peat!

Sep 26, 2013, 00:51 IST | Sundari Iyer

NBA legends Horace Grant and Peja Stojakovic believe Miami will win third successive NBA title this season

Even as the professional basketball world continues to debate whether Miami Heat can win their third straight National Basketball Association (NBA) title, also known as the three-peat, come October 29, NBA legends Horace Grant and Peja Stojakovic have no such doubt in their minds.

Horace Grant, Peja Stojakovic and Ron Harper
Beauties and the best! Former NBA stars Horace Grant (left), Peja Stojakovic (centre) and Ron Harper (right) with cheergirls on the sidelines of the NBA Jam announcement at a city hotel yesterday. Pic/Atul Kamble

If Heat accomplish this feat, they will be the first team to do so since the LA Lakers, who won in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Harper, whose NBA career spanned across 1986 to 2001, said LeBron James will be the man to watch this year too. “Heat sure can make it three in a row.

With LeBron in their side, I don’t think they will find it difficult to defend the title this season,” said Harper, who along with his former NBA colleagues Horace Grant and Stojakovic are in the city to conduct a three-day 3-on-3 basketball event as part of the NBA Jam in Bandra.

Stojakovic, a three-time NBA All Star, also gave Heat the thumbs up. “Heat have three aces — LeBron, Dwayne (Wade), Chris (Bosh). If one fails, the other two can fill in. Heat are unbeatable,” he said.  

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