Has the time come for 3-time MVP LeBron James to win his first R-I-N-G? OKC doesn't think so./AP Photo.
Got to stick my with pick.
Before the season started, I picked the Miami Heat as one of the five favorites to win it all.
Before the NBA playoffs, I picked them to win it all.
Now with Game 1 of the NBA Finals about to start in a few hours, the Heat are right where they’re supposed to be, but face the team I picked they’d meet in the finals – the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Thunder are serious, folks.
They play fast, can score as will, defend the paint and their Big 3 of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden are not only shot makers, but shot takers.
None of them are afraid to launch when all is on the line.
It’s hard to beat a team like that.
The Heat have the team to do it, but are they up to the challenge?
This isn’t the New York Knicks, who had talent, but couldn’t put it together in time to really challenge them.
This isn’t the Indiana Pacers, who although physical and tough, lacked the experience to put a team way.
This isn’t the Boston Celtics, who are savvy vets that ran out of gas.
This is Oklahoma City. The Thunder have the NBA’s best fans, just beat the league’s best team in San Antonio four straight times after the Spurs had won 20 games in a row.
However, this is LeBron James’ time.
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