Bird, McHale, Parish
Boston’s big 3 era of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish, the team made NBA Playoffs in every season they played together. The three featured for the Celtics from 1981 to 1992, and in that time, the Celtics lifted three NBA titles. The team were runners-up to archrivals, the Los Angeles Lakers, in two other finals appearances. Bird was the superstar of the three, and he won three straight NBA MVP awards between 1983 and 1986. McHale played his part as a strong power forward who could dominate down low. Parish was a star in his own right, and when he joined the Celtics in 1981 from Golden State, his combination with the other two in the front court put Boston on track for the title.