Commentary

One-on-One: The X factor

The NBA Finals are filled with superstars, but who will be the pivotal player?

Updated: June 3, 2010, 1:05 PM ET
By Chris Broussard and Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine
Rajon RondoJesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty ImagesMove over, KB and KG. This series could come down to the young guns.

The only thing Ric Bucher and Chris Broussard like to do more than report on the NBA is argue about the NBA. So we decided to combine those two skills in our weekly One-on-One series, in which they'll debate the hottest topics in the Association.

Question: Which player is the NBA Finals X factor?


To see which player Bucher and Broussard each chose and why, plus get access to Rumor Central and the rest of Insider's extensive NBA coverage, sign up today.

Ric Bucher

NBA Reporter, ESPN The Magazine Senior Writer