Jackson and Jordan's Bulls had a pair of three-peats
from 1991 to 1993 and 1996 to 1998 for six NBA championships in Chicago while Jackson and Bryant's Lakers had a three-peat
from 2000 to 2002 and two more in 2009 and 2010 for five NBA titles in Los Angeles.
Jordan won six championships with his tenure with the Bulls, both three-peats
and then retired for a second time.
They're out to prove that they deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as the great teams that won three-peats such as the 1991-1993 Bulls, 1996-1998 Bulls and the 2000-2002 Lakers.
He is the greatest Swiss army knife the NBA has seen and he is the main reason why the Heat will three-peat.
He twice coached the Chicago Bulls to three-peats and this season's title gives him nine overall, matching former Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach for the NBA record.
The Lakers' championship-clinching victory over the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday gave them the first three-peat since the team moved to Los Angeles, but it was the third time Jackson had experienced it.
Bill Russell's Boston Celtics of the 1960s won eight consecutive titles; Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls completed two three-peats
over an eight year span, and the Los Angeles Lakers headed by the two-headed monster of Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant won from 2000 to 2002.
Lakers assistant coach Tex Winter was an assistant with Jackson in Chicago when the Bulls managed both three-peats - and might have matched Boston's eight-title run if Michael Jordan had not left in the middle to try baseball.
This looming three-peat will be swell, but just imagine a four-peat
Went by fast,'' Kobe Bryant said of the three-peat.
The three-peat did not finally come into focus until the final minutes.