It will be LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant, the NBA's two best players representing the two best teams in a matchup for the ages. This will be their first Finals showdown and probably not the last.

The Heat and the younger Thunder each have visions of weaving their own NBA dynasty.

Game 1 of this potential annual rivalry starts tomorrow at 9 p.m. at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in the first NBA Finals game ever staged in Oklahoma City — the NBA's second-smallest TV market.

James envisioned this ratings-bonanza showdown during the lockout in mid-November, when he invited Durant to Akron for workouts. Both players came off bitter playoff exits last season against the Mavericks, who eliminated the Thunder in the Western Conference finals before stunning the Heat in the Finals in six games.