2012 NBA Finals: Why the Thunder Can Be Compared to the 1991 Chicago Bulls

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2012 NBA Finals: Why the Thunder Can Be Compared to the 1991 Chicago Bulls
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Team drafts superstar. Team is mediocre. Team gets superstar a super sidekick. Team adds young coach to guide superstar and super sidekick. Team goes to the NBA Finals.

Story sound familiar? It should. It's basically the story of the current Oklahoma City Thunder and the 1991 Chicago Bulls, who, around this time 21 years ago, were fighting for their first NBA Championship.

There are may similarities between the two teams, but the Thunder are missing one glaring element, a Larry O'Brien trophy.  After taking out Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs to reach their first NBA Finals in the city of Oklahoma, Kevin Durant and company are hoping to conclude their story the same way the Bulls did in 1991. Only time will tell.

Here's what these great teams have in common.

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