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In the end, it's a win-win for the NBA.
If the Heat win, LeBron is finally King of the NBA, fulfilling a prophecy that has been long coming. Not only that, it will build his villain status, giving fans a need and desire to have the King dethroned, similar to a wonderfully-written Game of Thrones chapter.
Bringing the Big Three together will have met its climax, and all the labors will have paid off in the end. Pat Riley will go down as a team architect, and Spoelstra will be praised for his intelligence.
If the Thunder win, Durant will be the new face of the NBA and a fresh generation of rising talents that may already be better than James and Wade. It will bring a first championship to Oklahoma City and make Scottie Brooks look like a mastermind and Sam Presti a genius for building a title winner.
The real reason it's a win-win is because much of this talent will be showcased on the international stage soon.
LeBron and Durant should be among the starting five of the USA Olympic Basketball 2012 team in London, while Wade, Bosh and Westbrook should be backups.
That's a scary certainty for soon-to-be opponents.
When these two teams combine forces in the Olympics this coming August, it will be amazing to see just how much they blow out opposing countries by and how dominant their gold-medal victory run will be.
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