By Josh Kramer
LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade, Russell Westbrook, Chris Bosh, and James Harden. Fathom that for a moment. I vote Miami Heat versus Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals 2012. After watching Wednesday night’s throwdown in South Beach, you would be extremely hard pressed to create a better matchup in the present. Now I am fully aware the Chicago Bulls currently possess the best record in basketball, despite the prolonged absence of their star. But let’s get serious. Unless you are a Chicago Bulls fan, a James/Durant battle over the course of a seven game series would be as good as it gets (yes, even better than James versus Bryant).
The NBA has and will always be about entertainment. In other words, people want to see high scoring shootouts. Both OKC and Miami can score with the best of them. The Bulls win with an old-school fashion, relying heavily on rebounding and defense. What fun is that to watch? No two teams feature greater star power than Miami and OKC. Find me a better duo than James/Wade or Durant/Westbrook. How about a better trio than James/Wade/Bosh or Durant/Westbrook/Harden. In 2012, there are none. Continue reading