2014 NBA Finals: Biggest X-Factors for San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat

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2014 NBA Finals: Biggest X-Factors for San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat
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You have all heard the expression "time flies"; sometimes, things that happened eons ago feel like they just occurred yesterday. It's a phenomenon that we have all experienced in our lives. Add the 2014 NBA Finals to the list, as the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat do battle for the second consecutive year.

Can you believe Ray Allen's game-tying three-pointer in Game 6 was 12 months ago? It's hard to fathom Tim Duncan missing that bunny and smacking the floor is nearly 365 days old.

Well, it doesn't matter if you can believe it or not, it is fact, and you know what? This rematch was meant to be. This was fate. This was destiny.

This is no disrespect to the Oklahoma City Thunder or the Indiana Pacers, but it simply would not have seemed right if the Spurs and Heat didn't face off again.

After all, the 2013 Finals gave us one of the best finals seriesno, playoff serieswe have witnessed over the past two decades.

And now, we get to experience it once more.

But this isn't just about the rubber finals match between Duncan and LeBron James (remember, Duncan beat James in 2007). There are so many other factors that are going to determine who comes out on top in this war.

As Terrell Owens once said, "Getcha popcorn ready."

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