Throwback Thursday: NBA’s three-peat teams

VIDEO: The Lakers wrap up their three-peat in 2002

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Today’s Topic: The NBA’s three-peats

As the 2014 Finals approach and the Miami Heat look for a three-peat, we decided to take a look back this week at the teams in NBA history to complete this monumental task.

(NOTE: Click the “caption” icon below the photo for details about each moment.)

Gallery: TBT: The NBA’s three-peat teams

Which three-peat run do you remember most? Leave your comments below!


  1. ASU says:

    1992 Jordan beat Drexler’s Portland team not Houston.

  2. James says:

    In 1992 the Bulls defeated the Trailblazers, not the Rockets.

  3. ZEDWARD says:

    Kobe and Shaq’s 3 Peat

  4. david says:

    The Celtics are the Greatest 6peat team ever. 11 out of 13 years as NBA Champions. Jordan, Kobe, LaBron…eat your collective hearts out!!!

  5. Bilal says:

    heat will not 3peat spurs in 6!

    • J Smoove says:

      SPURS IN 6 well honestly i believe it will go to game 7, the spurs are collectively a better group and their bench will squash maimi’s bench and also kawahi lenoard will have a good defensive series…i say Lebron will struggle to get 21 points..

  6. kobe says:

    the ’92 bulls beat the blazers, not houston

  7. Celticsrox says:

    A threepeat still won’t give them 17 rings or an eightpeat like the celtics have

  8. OKCFAN says:

    Spurs wont be able to stop Heat tbh.

  9. 4everbostonceltics says:

    The Boston Celtics 8-peat will never be touched 🙂

  10. steagl3 says:

    Celtics 8-peat FTW. Nothing will ever top that

  11. Jay says:

    Those are portland’s old uniforms gentlemen…i dont know why everybody is saying he beat portland not houston but i remember both Jordan 3-peats…historical moments in NBA History

  12. sports fan says:

    Of course an 8-peat will never happen again and that’s very obvious. That was a different era and the rest of the league at that time was weaker compared to the time of the other 3-peat teams. Now if those Celtics played Jordan’s Bulls ….. well that’s pretty obvious on who’d win.