2014 NBA Finals: The Quiet Before The Storm

By King Emeka Ndukwe

In just a few days, the San Antonio Spurs will meet the Miami Heat in a rematch of last years finals for the 2014 NBA crown.

Before the clash of titans, prior to adjustments,  x’s and o’s, travel, offensive performances, execution in the crunch and excitement of playing on the NBA’s biggest stage … Before we jump into the chaos of the Finals, let’s reflect on these amazing teams.

The Miami Heat: 4 straight finals appearances and vying for a rare 3Peat. Home of the worlds best player.

The Heat have dominated the Eastern conference (and the NBA, for that matter since) since the uniting of the “big Three” in 2011. The Heat dispatched the Pacers in 6 games in a less competitive rematch of last year’s 2013 Eastern Conference Finals.

The San Antonio Spurs:

Where do we start?

This could very well be the best organization on the NBA over the past 20 years  in professionalism, consistency, player development, drafting, coaching and overall team success. 

This is the model for which teams that aspire to achieve greatness should follow. This year’s Spurs team is deeper, more mature and depending on the latest on Tony Parker, healthier.

It is worthy to note that this year’s finals will not have the 2(home)-3(away)-2(home) format. Complete Finals Schedule here.

Who wins?

We find out beginning 6/5/2014 at 9pm EST!

May 14, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs players (from left) Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker, and Kawhi Leonard after a timeout against the Portland Trail Blazers in game five of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports