NBA Finals History: Two Stars Looking For The First Ring

The NBA Finals are set to tip off on Tuesday night and a new chapter of Finals history will be written. The battle between LeBron James for Miami and Kevin Durant for Oklahoma City is not only a highly appetizing storyline, with it being the league’s consensus best players going head-to-head. But it’s the two best players, each going for their first ring. While the NBA getting the two best players in its championship round is hardly unusual, this type of battle—each looking for a breakthrough title—is not the norm.