Let the rivalry begin: Can Lebron-Durant compare to Bird-Magic?

LeBron James and Kevin Durant

Since LeBron James took his talents to South Beach and Kevin Durant proved himself as the NBA’s most dangerous offensive weapon, we’ve wanted nothing more than the inevitable NBA Finals matchup pitting these two against each other.  Now that it’s finally here, don’t expect this to be a one-time confrontation.  In reality, this LeBron v. Durant championship showdown—a preview of more Finals matchups to come, no doubt—should be the beginning of a storied NBA rivalry, one that could ultimately evoke memories of the Bird-Magic duels of the 80s. [Read more…]

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Dynamic Duo

oklahoma city thunder

Before the series, the question was whether the Denver Nuggets’ balance or the Oklahoma City Thunder’s star power would prevail.

Score one for the stars.

Durant scored a career-high 41 points, Russell Westbrook added 31, and the Oklahoma City Thunder had just enough to topple the stubborn Denver Nuggets 107-103 Sunday night at the Oklahoma City Arena. Durant scored 25 on 9-for-13 shooting in the second half, and at one point scored or assisted on 22 of 25 Thunder points.

“It feels good,” Durant said. “Last year in the playoffs, I didn’t shoot the way I wanted to, but this is a new season.”
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