Lebron James is fighting against claims he can only perform during the regular season, and Dwayne Wade is fighting to prove he is not a one hit wonder.
Things are also heating up in the. The Lakers are no longer the stumbling blocks for franchises dreaming of making it to the NBA finals.
There are so many dream scenarios again this year that have fans licking their lips across the world. Could the battle of the West involve the Lakers and Oklahoma.
Westbrook and Durant, with their young agile flair and athleticism, battling against the old powers of Bryant and Gasol.
It's rare that two great generations of players overlap, so to have it potentially in the East and the West before the NBA finals is amazing. The old boys club that is also known as the Boston Celtics, versus the big three of the Miami Heat, whatever happens it will be remembered as one of the most interesting match ups in history, and equally so in the West if the Lakers do in fact get to face the Thunder.
Whatever does unfold, sit back and enjoy what will be remembered as one of the great playoff races in the history of the National Basketball Association.