Can someone name the last NBA finals where the 2-time defending champs with the world's best player was the underdog?— Andy Glockner (@AndyGlockner) June 5, 2014
You already know the main players and what's at stake legacy-wise, so I'll just drop some links on you to peruse from around the SB Nation network:
NBA Finals preview: Spurs stand in the way of a Heat three-peat - SBNation.com
The Heat and Spurs staged a classic seven-game battle in last year's NBA Finals. What will they do for an encore?
Where does LeBron James do the most damage? - SBNation.com
James is the most dangerous player in the NBA with the ball in his hands. Where does he like to do his damage?
The Spurs' depth can derail a Heat three-peat - SBNation.com
Last year, the Spurs gave the Heat everything they could handle in a seven-game classic. This year, a deeper-than-ever bench gives them the edge over Miami.
Dwyane Wade and the 3 Point Shot: The Forgotten Years - Hot Hot Hoops
Dwyane Wade is labeled as a non-shooter. Is that totally accurate?
The Spurs' Big Three by the Numbers: Part 2 - Tony Parker - Pounding The Rock
Parker's ability to penetrate, find the open man, and finish at the rim in traffic have been central to the Spurs system over the years; while Tony may not always get the assist, he makes San Antonio greater than the sum of its parts.
Toney Douglas: One lucky son of a gun - Golden State Of Mind Fanpost
Remember Toney Douglas? Yep, the one we swapped for J. Crawford. He ended up with the Heat and he's now playing in the Finals...opposing former Warriors first round pick Marco Belinelli!
And surely there are probably a few links you've enjoyed as well.
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