The league MVP and the league scoring champ will square off for a title for the first time since 1997.
They’ve been stalking each other from a distance for months, wondering if and hoping that they might somehow get a chance to meet up again with everything on the line in a playoff series that will settle things once and for all. The Oklahoma City Thunder did their part early, locking up the Western Conference side of the bracket three days before the Miami Heat did the same on the Eastern Conference side.
This will be the fifth time since 1967 that the scoring champ and MVP will square off with a championship on the line. The scoring champion has won three out of four.
This is the matchup everyone’s been waiting for. And before it’s all said and done, one of of the world’s two best players will have solidified his legacy with a Larry O’Brien trophy … one at the expense of the other.
- Sekou Smith