Grizzlies Hold Off Thunder, Lead 2-1

Watch: Clippers vs. Warriors Game 3

NBA Finals 2012: 7 Lessons LeBron James Can Learn from Kevin Durant

« Prev
1 of 9
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
NBA Finals 2012: 7 Lessons LeBron James Can Learn from Kevin Durant
Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The NBA Finals are by far the most exciting two weeks of the NBA season. Teams have spent the entire regular season battling for playoff positions and now the opening month of the playoffs are in the books.

This year, the playoffs sent the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder from the Eastern and Western Conference finals respectively, setting up a dream final in the eyes of many.

Why is this a dream finals matchup?

LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant. Russell Westbrook vs. Dwyane Wade. James Harden's beard and Kendrick Perkins stare-downs and frowns.

Everyone is engrossed by the small forward war between the 2012 NBA MVP LeBron James and the 2012 NBA's leading scorer, Kevin Durant. They are the top two in the NBA today and happen to play the same position.

That, however is almost where the similarities end. LeBron and Durant are two very different characters. One is quiet and unassuming, the other is loud and outgoing.

Good? Bad? You decide. But one thing is for certain: LeBron has plenty to learn from his younger opponent.

Begin Slideshow »
Load More Stories

Follow Miami Heat from B/R on Facebook

Follow Miami Heat from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Miami Heat

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.