NBA Finals Predictions: Answering the Critical Questions for Dream Matchup

Bell MalleyAnalyst IIIJune 12, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - OCTOBER 23:  Kevin Durant  and LeBron James of Team White talk during a timeout at the US Fleet Tracking Basketball Invitational charity basketball game October 23, 2011 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  The game benefitted the Single Parents Support Network of Oklahoma City .  (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
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The NBA Finals start today, with Game 1 in Oklahoma City.

This year, the NBA and their fans have a dream matchup, with the league's two best players, the Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Thunder's Kevin Durant facing off. The built-from-the-ground Thunder visit the built-from-cap-space Heat in a clash of styles.

In the above podcast, we will discuss the potential X-factors, busts, and other key questions to dissect the championship.

Furthermore, their will be arguments about who has the edge in key but underappreciated areas like coaches and benches.

The segment will conclude with NBA Finals predictions from both analysts.