The 2012 NBA Finals is the championship round of the 2011–12 NBA season and the conclusion of the season's playoffs. The Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat will face the Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder under a 2–3–2 rotation.
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Watch NBA Finals 2012 online. James and the Heat will get another chance to do that this year by taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals. James has famously been criticized for not being a clutch player while being the undisputed best basketball player in the world.
NBA Finals 2012 live stream. James has had an excellent playoffs so far, most notably Game 6 against Boston when he wore the expression of a zombie but scored 45 points and had 15 rebounds. That stat line had only been accomplished in the post season only once before (Wilt Chamberlain).
Watch NBA Finals 2012 online. As good as James and the Heat have looked at times, they have been left for dead just as many. The Heat got through the Knicks with ease, only losing one game, but were down 2-1 to the Pacers at one point and looked like elimination was imminent. The Heat downed Indiana to earn another series against their nemesis the Boston Celtics.
NBA Finals 2012 live stream. Once again they were counted out, losing Game 5 on their home floor to go down 3-2. The rest is history, and Miami is in the Finals for the second year in a row.
19 points, eight rebounds, and 3-for-4 on three-pointers shows that Chris Bosh has returned from his injury ready to go. Dwyane Wade, on the other hand, has had a problem in the first half during games in the playoffs.
Wade may be the Achilles' heel of the Heat. If he starts off slowly against the Thunder, Miami will be in trouble.
For OKC, Westbrook and Harden have been performing impressively. They have combined to average just under 40 points per game during the playoffs, helping take the pressure off Kevin Durant.
Both teams are hungry after making their respective deep playoff runs just last year. They may not have years of experience (save for Dwyane Wade and Derek Fisher), but they haven’t forgotten the bitter taste that ended their seasons last year.
This series comes down to the 2012 NBA MVP. If he continues to perform like he has this year, Miami will be looking good.
If he plays like he did in the finals last year, the series may be over in five games.
LeBron won’t let that happen. He has begun to embrace a “me-first” attitude and knows his legacy hinges on winning a ring. James’ trips to the biggest stage in Cleveland and Miami have given him ample experience.
If you respect the way LeBron plays or are simply a devoted fan, you want to see him silence his critics and finally win an NBA championship.
If you disrespect the way LeBron left his hometown Cavaliers, or you felt The Decision was tacky, or you feel it was too easy for the Heat to simply assemble their talent as they did without doing it largely through the draft as the Thunder have, then you will be rooting hard for OKC.
But here’s the thing…love or hate move the needle because they move our emotions. They make us care.
And we also like seeing things happen for the first time. Be it LeBron’s first ring or a group of young fun-sters that don’t know any better. Either way, it’ll be a great show.