The Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Finals fulfills David Stern's ratings dream match-up.
In addition to being the championship series, it's also the standoff that people want to see: Kevin Durant vs. LeBron James, with Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, James Harden and Russell Westbrook playing supporting roles. Big Three vs. Big Three.
LeBron is the best overall player in the NBA, but so far, that's done little to win him a championship. If the Heat show up in the way that everyone knows they are capable of, then the Thunder will have a bad time. If not, they are just delaying the Thunder's destiny.
The Thunder will have take advantage of every strength the team possesses to come out champions. In the end, it will come down to much more than LeBron, Durant and the other major players.
Players outside the majorly hyped Westbrook, Durant and Harden will have to make a difference against James, Bosh and Wade for the Thunder to win. The Heat are centred around their Big Three, but the Thunder's roster has a lot to offer outside its superstars.
Here are the four players that will make a difference for the Thunder outside of hyped stars.