As the Celtics ride into the Sooner State, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook don't have a nickname yet, but the dynamic duo is the primary reason the Thunder own the best record in the NBA. No pair of teammates scores more than their combined 51.5 points per game.
Common knowledge says that to win an NBA championship, a team needs at least two superstars. The Thunder have a leg up on most teams in that regard, but are Durant and Westbrook the superior pairing in the league?
Two offseasons ago, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade teaming up was the biggest story on the airwaves. Along with Chris Bosh, James and Wade boldly predicted handfuls of championships in South Beach. They fell short last season, but are in ideal position to make a repeat Finals appearance.
Los Angeles is fortunate to have a superstar combination on each of its teams. Blake Griffin was just waiting for a point guard of Chris Paul's caliber to come along. The unstoppable pick-and-roll partners have led the traditionally atrocious Clippers to the top of the Pacific Division.
If Kobe Bryant is reading this, he's probably fuming. Bryant doesn't like any list that he's not at the top of, and he and Pau Gasol have already teamed up for two titles, which is two more than the rest of these tandems combined. At 33 years old and in his 16th NBA season, Bryant seems intent on showing these whippersnappers that he is not yet ready to pass on the crown.