The Heat and Thunder are set to square off in Miami on Wednesday, and it's tough to imagine a bigger marquee matchup in the NBA this season. Kevin Durant and LeBron James are 1 and 1-A in the MVP consideration (we're not saying which is which -- we'll leave that up to you), and the Heat and Thunder have been seen as favorites to meet up for the title since at least midseason. The Bulls could put a halt to those plans, but they're not playing the Thunder Wednesday, are they?
It'll be awful tough to stop LeBron James or Kevin Durant if either really turns it on in the playoffs.
James' MVP qualifications diminished slightly when the Heat hit a rough patch recently, and Durant has been making his case much stronger in the interim.
Neither James nor Durant has won a championship yet, and it's a sure thing that they'll need to acquire a couple rings before being put in the greatest of all time discussion.