The 2012 NBA Finals is finally upon us. Game 1 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat tips off on Tuesday night and should be every bit as thrilling as advertised. Before the big game, take a few moments to read some of the analysis from around SB Nation.
- First, Mike Prada runs down the keys to success for each team.
- Bomani Jones thinks this will be the series where LeBron James captures his first title.
- Jon Bois writes an open letter to the continually-spurned Sonics fans.
- Andrew Sharp looks at the intertwined stories of James and Kevin Durant.
- Tom Ziller has an in-depth profile on Russell Westbrook.
- Steve Perrin explains why it is imperative for the Thunder to win now.
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.