The NBA Finals began over a week ago in Oklahoma City, which was revved-up for it’s first Finals experience as the Thunder and Miami Heat came into the series with plenty of momentum coming into the title series. Little did the fans in Oklahoma know after Game 2, that they had seen the last of their beloved Thunder. After splitting the first two games in Oklahoma City, the Heat took command of the court and the series, winning four straight games to claim the 2012 NBA World Championship as the league’s MVP, LaBron James dominated play leading Miami to a 121 – 106 rout in the final Game 5 at South Beach.
James put on a Hall Of Fame performance in the Finals, leading the presumptive champions in scoring and completely dominating whomever is in front of him, as Oklahoma City has no answer forthe MVP, and could only hope to try and shut down the other “four on the floor”. Kevin Durant was equally as spectacular for the Thunder, in a series that showed these are clearly the league’s two best teams. Nearly everyone outside of Miami thought the Heat would eventually have to win this title on the road at OKC, but the Big 3, James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh wanted no part of a return to Oklahoma.