So this really is going to happen.
I'm not sure I'll actually believe it until I see the tip-off.
For many (most?) of us it's not really even about a 40-year wait — a good portion of the fanbase has probably been waiting for this for a lifetime. I thought I would never see this in my lifetime.
So this is your gamethread for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Ronaldinho already had the last word on the Finals earlier today, you can see all of our thoughts, predictions, and random nuggets of entertainment in our 2015 NBA Finals section, and SB Nation has a pretty nice NBA Finals Guide available with more neutral opinions. To keep track of Game 1, stay tuned to this storystream.
Most of all, enjoy this — it doesn't seem to come around very often.
For more on Game 1, check out Atma's full preview of the game.