Monday, 18 June 2012
An 'Exquisite Final' for King James?
We have been here before: Eastern Conference Champions and 2-1 up against the best from the West. But, will the result for Lebron & his Heat teammates be the same as last year? Possibly not. The first change is that the Heat have home court advantage for the next two games. But, as we saw in Game 5 of the Conference Finals against the Celtics, they are not invincible at the America Airline Arena.
More importantly, Lebron James seems to be on top of his game this year; whereas he under-perfomed in 2011. He is averaging 30.3ppg this year versus 20.3ppg against the Mavericks in 2011. If the memories from 12 months ago, continues to drive Lebron, Wade and Bosh forward, then they might finally be able to put the pain of that defeat behind them.
It will also mean that the torch held by 5x champion Kobe Bryant for the last 10 years will finally be handed to LeBron James. Whilst, it could be argued, from a hobby perspective, this happened a number of years ago, King James was in danger of being upstaged by the young Prince Durant. It will be intriguing to see over the course of the next few days, if the long-expected coronation does finally happen.