Heat and thunder coming together sounds like a weather phenomenon that could be nasty.

Heat and Thunder coming together in the NBA Finals could provide just the storm to raise the league to new heights. It should be that good nasty stuff.

Two of the NBA's most athletic teams with dynamic superstars leading the way take to the court Tuesday night in Game 1 of a best-of-seven series that has as much of a historic feel as any we have seen in some time.

Oklahoma City and Miami are young enough that one can imagine these two hooking up a few times in the coming years. This type of rivalry can define a generation.