The Miami Heat's LeBron James and Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder (shown during an April game) will match up again tonight in the first game of the NBA Finals.
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June 12, 2012 It sounds like a battle between graphic-novel superheroes, but the NBA's championship matchup, which starts tonight, pits two teams that couldn't be more different against each other. Starting with the marquee tilt, LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant, here's a look at five stellar storylines.
June 13, 2011 Only thing wrong: The Heat didn't win the championship. Instead, the underdog Dallas Mavericks bounced LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and company.
Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks is defended by Joel Anthony of the Miami Heat during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at the AmericanAirlines Center in Dallas on Thursday (June 9, 2011).
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June 10, 2011 Led by Dirk Nowitzki, the underdog team from Dallas could win the NBA title Sunday night against the superstar-driven and heavily favored Miami team, which boasts the talents of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh.
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LeBron at the NBA All-Star Game in February.
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July 8, 2010 Two-time NBA MVP LeBron James tells a live TV audience that he will leave his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Miami Heat. The decision by James, 25, ends one of the wildest spectacles of sports speculation in memory.
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