King of the Rock: Who Would Win the Ultimate NBA 1-on-1 Tournament?

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King of the Rock: Who Would Win the Ultimate NBA 1-on-1 Tournament?
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You know what's better than watching NBA superstars wage battle on the hardwood? Watching them wage battles against each other.

The NBA is a league consumed by athleticism, driven by star-power and fueled by accolades. So, naturally, the most adored and revered players are the ones that fit such a description to the T.

And yet, for a league dominated by superstars, epic individual battles are arguably a rarity. Every night, we'll see a star or five be pitted against another star, but the Association has become a hotbed for max contracts, and the term "star" is now thrown around quite loosely.

We don't merely crave one star leading the charge against another, we want to see the cream of the crop duke it out amongst each other for bragging rights. We want head-to-head matchups consisting of larger than life household names attempting to strengthen their legacy.

But unfortunately—at least in this case—basketball is predominantly a team sport, and we'll probably never get the opportunity to see how the elite of the elite would fair in an epic grudge match, one-on-one, mano-a-mano.

That is, unless you remain glued to your seat.

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