The 2012-13 regular season is over and it is time for playoff basketball. The question that has been asked all season will be answered: Can anyone stop Lebron and the Heat? The Heat will need to stop the trend of the overall #1 team not winning the NBA Finals.
1) Miami Heat - Lebron, Wade, and Bosh are going to try and deliver on their promise of multiple championships. The addition of Ray Allen has had promising returns, but the play of Birdman Anderson has solidified an area of weakness. The NBA might be in that era of MJ’s Bulls where it is LeBron’s world and everyone is playing for second place. Unless the Heat suffer a significant injury, or the Bucks get “out of this world” hot, the Heat will sweep the Bucks in a route.
2) Oklahoma City Thunder – After last year’s NBA Finals, the Thunder were the clear favorites to repeat as Western Conference champions and the NBA world would get “Heat vs. Thunder II”. But after trading Harden, the Thunder are no longer the clear f