Okay, so this thread is mostly because I went on a tangent in another thread I wouldn't mind hearing other people's perspective. I never posted anything on the finals because I'm in Africa and I had to download them with shitty internet so by the time I watched them all, the draft was over and free agency had already started...
Ok so here's the relevant part I wrote in the Lakers vs. Heat thread
There is probably a generic NBA Finals thread that this should go under, although theoretically, it is also about this year's finals should there be a rematch. In any case I won't be upset if a mod merges it into an existing thread (especially if they wait 2-3 days before doing it!)
EDIT: Also, this exercise of comparing the Lakers to the Heat, has made me realize that I am a bigger fan of OKC than I realized. The Raps are still my favourite team, and I still have a raging boner for the MAN I think JV will become, but I'm going to actually start following the Thunder in an active that I haven't done any other NBA team ever (except for the raps). Anyway, Go Thunder!
2x EDIT: This is also the same Thunder that won 4 straight against the Spurs team that had won 20 straight in the Western Conference Finals... They've got to have some mental toughness to do that especially after being down 2-0. I'm still not sure why they couldn't keep it together in the finals (although I'd also be inclined to partially attributing Harden's poor performance to the fact that he spent a significant amount of time guarding Lebron (an off shoot of the last of my three points).
3x EDIT: I do think that the Thunder's best chance for a title is 2012-2013, as free agency and roster changes come into play.