The Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies both had great runs this post season, but even though it is not official as of yet, both of their seasons will not include a trip to he NBA Finals. With that out of the way, now we can focus on a much intriguing match up between the San Antonio Spurs and last year's defending champs, the Miami Heat.
LeBron James is the best player in basketball. His overall game is on a all-time level and repeating as a champion will put him in company of the game's greatest to ever play. There's a problem though. Tim Duncan is arguably the best power forward of all-time and he is hungry for one more shot a fifth ring. When you talk about who the greatest players in NBA history are, Tim Duncan is in the conversation. In some people's cases he just makes it and with others he just misses out. Winning a championship this year will put an end to any doubts that Duncan is indeed a top 10 player of all-time. Both of these players have their legacies on the line that go hand & hand with winning another ring.
Let's not forget that Dwyane Wade has a shot a third ring to add to his Hall of Fame career and both Tony Parker & Manu Ginobli are going for their fourth rings as well. The star players in this series have a lot of motivation to help them compete for this seasons's NBA Title.
I know both of these teams need to close-out their respective opponents, so I am not going to break down the series' match ups, possible strategies & predictions, but come June 6th, prepare yourself for one of the most competitive NBA Finals we are ever going to witness.