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06-12-2012, 11:49 AM
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 (http://watchnbafinals2012online.terapad.com/). 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 (http://nbafinals2012livestream.terapad.com/). 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 (http://watchnbafinals2012online.wordpress.com/). 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 (http://nbafinals2012livestream.wordpress.com/). 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.

So as the Heat arrive at the Finals yet again, the interest by folks on both sides of the LeBron James fence will be even more intense.

Furthermore, the OKC Thunder are a more compelling story than the Mavericks were last year. Sure, it was fun to see outspoken owner Mark Cuban in the mix. Sure, it was nice to see the great Dirk Nowitzki finally receive recognition as the great player he is.

But Dirk simply doesn’t have the same “it” factor that Kevin Durant possesses. He’s not American, and he doesn’t have the same sleek and cool demeanor.

Some might argue that OKC’s market size will pull ratings down, citing the similarity between their franchise and San Antonio…and given that some of the lowest rated Finals of the last 10 years involved the Spurs.

But this just feels different.

Not only do the Thunder have players who play a fast and exciting brand of basketball, but they have both a rags-to-riches story (i.e. Seattle relocation, early futility in OKC) and a youth movement that is highly attractive.

In short, I fully expect that the 2012 NBA Finals will average at least an 11 Nielsen rating. And if not, it certainly will be in a similar double-digit territory as the last 2 Finals.

And injured or not, Wade will need to turn things around before the Heat take on the Oklahoma City Thunder this week. If he can’t get anything going early in the finals, he’ll find it tough to make a late game surge against a team that is as young as the Thunder.

The average age of their starters is less than 25 years old, with the 22-year-old James Harden coming off the bench for more than 30 minutes per game, too. This young squad can be expected to run the court for four straight quarters and keep the game moving at a fast pace.

If the Miami Heat have any hope of winning this series, Wade is going to need to play four strong quarters every game. He needs to be the one with the ball in his hands with the game on the line.

06-12-2012, 12:59 PM
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