Bomani Jones: Kevin Durant Could Be The Next LeBron James... In That Bad Way

Bomani & Jones' latest episode provides us with a list of seven things to watch for in the 2012 NBA Finals between the Heat and Thunder, and not surprisingly, the "narrative" of various superstar players' career trajectories are in discussion - the legacies of Bosh, James, Wade, Durant and Westbrook all seem to be in play, even if that lineup players is still considerably... young.

If Miami manages to win that elusive title, will Kevin Durant become the national basketball media's new whipping boy? How about Chicago's Derrick Rose? Maybe Russell Westbrook? The seemingly prerequisite need for the media demonize at least one star player without a ring seems insane, but watch out, says Jones:

For more on the 2012 NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat, check out Welcome To Loud City and Peninsula Is Mightier. For more news and notes from around the NBA head over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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