The Most Deadly Trios in Sports

Ever since the term “big three” was coined by the Miami Heat just a few years ago, trios have become all the rage in the NBA. My question is, why should we limit superstar trios to just the NBA? Let’s get right into some of the top trios  in sports.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Neymar:

This particular soccer trio is perhaps the most deadly set of triplets in soccer history. Never before has this much attacking prowess been combined into one robust attacking force. Messi has often been called the greatest of all time. Suarez is probably the best pure striker in all of football, and finally, Neymar is the best wing player in the game. Over the past few years Barcelona have seen heightened success, largely due to the lethal combination of Messi, Suarez, and Neymar.

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant:

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were already leading one of the most historic offenses in NBA history. Now add in Kevin Durant. You now have perhaps the most ridiculously talented trio of players to ever combine into one lineup. The Warriors have definitely become the villains in today’s NBA.

Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, and Bill Belicheck:

This is one of the more unique combinations on this list. Bill Belicheck is not a player. He’s a mastermind. Since becoming the coach of the New England Patriots, Belicheck has built his team into one of the most revered franchises in all of sports. His two star players, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski might both have a chance to go down as the best ever in both of their respective positions. Not a shabby trio.

Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, and Jake Arrieta:

Simply leading the Chicago Cubs to a World Series Championship is enough to see this trio go down in sports history. Fortunately for this trio, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, and Jake Arrieta have much more to offer baseball. Kris Bryant, the National League MVP, is a once in a generation type of talent. Anthony Rizzo is perhaps the best first baseman in all of the Major Leagues, and Jake Arrieta is a truly world class starting pitcher. The Cubs are extremely fortunate to have a trio of this quality on their roster.