The greatest NBA eras are defined by rivalries. The first was Bill Russell vs. Wilt Chamberlain. About a decade after that ended came Bird-Magic. That one might have even been better because they were more evenly matched.
Michael Jordan didn’t have a rival in that sense but the rivalry there was always whether or not anyone could knock him off once the Bulls started winning (no one could).
And now? The most fun thing in basketball is probably watching Kyrie Irving and Stephen Curry go at it.
They’re both amazing players and perhaps more so because they’re normal-sized guys.
Watching Curry get hot or Irving slice through a defense is incredible.
This will be the third straight finals for these two great guards. For his part, Irving seems aware of what a big deal it is and just how hard it is to stop Curry.