Well, unless like me, you were rooting for Derrick Rose and the Bulls to make the Finals. Or you’re a Lakers die-hard who wanted to see Kobe tie Jordan. Or you got on the Spurs’ train after their incredible run to the West’s top seed. Or you actually thought the Celtics had a chance. Or you’re a Clippers fan (shame on half of you for not existing a year ago, and the other half for not existing two years ago).
But the reality is that the NBA could not have come up with a better Finals if the conspiracy theories about David Stern were actually true. It’s a matchup of the two most potent ‘Big 3s’ in the league (#SorryNotSorry Lakers, Spurs, Celtics). LeBron James, this year’s MVP and the best player on the floor at any given point in time, is going up against Kevin Durant, who is clearly the most clutch player in the league at this point, as well as the scoring champion three times running. We get to see stars with young legs in Russell Westbrook and James Harden, battling Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh — who are still in their primes. (Watching Dirk hoist the trophy last year was particularly satisfying, but it’s so great to finally see the game’s younger stars get a chance to shine on its biggest stage).