The journey to get to this point may have been a bit unconventional, but the Miami Heat-Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Finals matchup is the showdown that many of us have been waiting for.
That doesn't mean that we're guaranteed to see a competitive series, however. And even if we do, it still may be a far cry from some of the fantastic battles that we've seen since the turn of the century in the Association.
So as the 2012 NBA Finals begins to heat up (no pun intended), let's take a look at some of the best championship matchups over the past 12 years. If Heat-Thunder turns out to be as good as any of these past series, then we're all in for a treat.