The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs matchup in the NBA Finals beginning tonight. The championship series features the reigning King in Lebron James and a four-time champ Tim Duncan.
The Heat are back in the finals for a third straight year, as for the Spurs they are back in the finals for the first time since sweeping James and Cleveland back in 2007.
Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili are the only three teammates to make the NBA Finals four times who did not play for the Los Angeles Lakers or Boston Celtics. Duncan and the Spurs won their first title in 1999, since that time they have not won fewer than 50 games a season since.
They are a machine in winning and execution. They are the NBA version of the New England Pats.
Head Coach Gregg Popovich has a chance to join Phil Jackson, Red Auerbach and John Kundla as the only coaches in NBA history to win five championships with the same team
The Heat have lost back to back games since early January. James and the Heat have not lose a playoff series to falling to Dallas in the NBA Finals two years ago. Last season James captured the elusive title that he needed to silence his critics. With a second ring in sight, James is climbing the charts in the conversation of the most skilled basketball player we have ever seen.
I am done comparing him to Michael Jordan, but rather I am just going to sit back and watch the best basketball player in the world put on a entertaining show for the nexxt two weeks.