The Oklahoma City Thunder are growing up before our eyes. A team whose talent has never been in question is maturing rapidly. Many thought the Spurs would have little trouble beating them in a seven-game series.
I have had the Thunder pegged as my pick for NBA champions since the beginning of the playoffs, and my main reason for this selection is summed up quite easily: Kevin Durant.
Durant is one of the most talented players the NBA has ever seen. Combine that with a Jordan-like work ethic, and you have the blueprint of an NBA champion.
The Thunder has showed the world they can play with the big boys, and are now in the NBA Finals.
Here are five reasons you should pick the Thunder to win the whole thing.