The Oklahoma City Thunder have been favored by many to win the Western Conference and make it to the NBA Finals in 2012.
If the Miami Heat were to find themselves representing the Eastern Conference in the finals, we'd see the two best small forwards in the game fighting it out in a seven game, fight to the death series to take home basketball's most coveted trophy.
At just 23 years old, Kevin Durant is undoubtedly the leader of the Thunder.
The former Rookie of the Year and two-time scoring champ is averaging 27.7 points and 7.9 rebounds, ranking him second in the NBA in scoring behind Kobe Bryant.
With a young trio of stars that includes Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden, Oklahoma City is a team to be reckoned with.
They currently hold the No. 1 spot in the West, sporting a 34-11 record and a four game lead over the competition.
After losing 4-1 to the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals last season, KD and the Thunder are out to prove their worth in the West and win an NBA Championship.
Durant is one of, if not the best, pure scorers in the NBA. If the Thunder and Heat were to square off in the finals, he'd be Miami's biggest challenge to bringing a championship home.
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