NBA vs. MBA: 2012 NBA Finals vs. top business school grads

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As the two best teams in the NBA, the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder, battle to become the 2012 World Champions, How to MBA thought it would be fun to compare the numbers between the stars of the finals and some of the best known MBA holders in the world.

To set the stage, NBA players are the highest earning professional athletes, with the average player making $5.15 million a season, and many of highest paid CEOs in the world hold an MBA from some of the world’s top business schools – and earn over $25 million a year!

But while a team with Kevin Durant and LeBron James will always win out on the court, how do they stack up against business titans such as Phil Knight and Tim Cook? How about the Heat and the Thunder against Harvard and Stanford business schools?

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