On Tuesday evening, the 2012 NBA Finals will begin with the Western Conference Champions, Oklahoma City Thunder hosting the Eastern Conference Champions, Miami Heat. Below are pictures and information to prepare you for what could become one of the best finals in recent memory, thanks to the plenty of stars that will take the court.
The 2012 Finals will provide an epic battle between the NBA’s MVP Lebron James and MVP runner-up Kevin Durant.
Kevin Durant won the NBA’s scoring title while averaging 28.0 points per game, which was .9 points higher than James.
Lebron James is said to be the “best basketball player in the world.” During this series, we will see if Kevin Durant has something to say about it.
Eastern Conference Champions: Miami Heat
Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh joined forces in 2010. Before the three even stepped on the court together, Miami threw a celebration, with its stars promising “not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not 6….” championships. We will see if they can cross one successful championship run off their list this year.
In order to get to their second straight NBA Finals, the Miami Heat eliminated the elder Big Three of Boston in a grueling seven game series. The media and “NBA experts” pronounced the Miami Heat dead following their game 5 loss in Miami, but the Heat were able to shush their critics winning the final two games to capture their title.
The formation of the Heat Big Three was done in part to beat Boston’s Big Three plus Rondo, which Wade and Lebron struggled to do on their own.
Uhhhh…Is this what they do when they don’t want to hear the critics? Maybe Lebron plays the drums really loud every time Skip Bayless says “He isn’t clutch!” Like how people stick their fingers in their ears and loudly scream, “LA LA LA, I CAN’T HEAR YOU!!”
The Big Three look dashing with their significant others.
Is it fair to assume Dwyane Wade lives by the saying, “Real Men Wear Pink?”
Western Conference Champions: Oklahoma City Thunder
After falling short in 2011, the Oklahoma City Thunder were able to beat previous Western Conference Champions (Dallas Mavericks, L.A. Lakers, and San Antonio Spurs) to capture their city’s first Conference Championship enroute to the NBA Finals.
Oklahoma City Thunder is said to be the future of the NBA…Will the future begin with a championship title in 2012?
Although Kevin Durant didn’t take home NBA MVP honors, he did capture the All-Star game MVP trophy this season.
Will the Miami Heat “Fear The Beard” of the NBA’s 6th Man of the Year, James Harden?
Seriously, girls, this man would be a keeper considering the love he shows towards his mom and family.
The fiercest competition may come off-court, thanks to the stars of both teams unafraid to push the limits in the fashion department. And yes, those are fake glasses, with the lenses removed. Seriously, who comes up with this!?
Who will be crowned champions of the NBA??