As we approach the end of the 2023 NBA season, the final 2 teams fighting for the O'Brien trophy are The Denver Nuggets & The Miami Heat. But the big question is, who's going to win? That's what I wanted to know so I asked El Pasoans online on their predictions & I'll tell you what I found out.

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How many champions have the Nuggets & Heat won in the past?

Let's start with the team that has the most between the two; the Miami Heat. They currently have 3 championships: they won in 2006, 2012 & 2013. This year they could win their 4th championship; the first in a decade.

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The Denver Nuggets however; have none. They are currently 1 of 6 teams to YET win an NBA championship. In fact this year is the first time they've won a Conference Championship So they are clearly the underdog in this matchup.

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Four
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Who does El Paso think will win the 2023 NBA Championship?

So the NBA experts are saying that Denver is the clear winner over Miami. But is it the same when I asked El Pasoans? When we asked on our Facebook, it's pretty split. Even had some bold predictions.

Here are some El Pasoans rooting for the Miami Heat.

  • [Top Fan] Antonio Tony: "Party in the city where the heat is on
    All night, on the beach till the break of dawn
    "Welcome to Miami"
    "Bienvenidos a Miami"
  • Marcos Macias: "HEAT!!"
  • Hector Palos: "MH"
  • Jeff Collins: "Heat for the upset!"
  • [Top Fan] Rene Fabio Ferreiro Campa: "MIAMI"
  • Alfred Flores: "I think the heat going to sweep"

Here are some El Pasoans rooting for the Denver Nuggets

  • Robert Gonzales: "Pulling for the Nuggets"
  • Gerardo Romo: "Let's Go Nuggets"
  • Emmy Simpson: "Nuggets"
  • [Top Fan] Toeknee Lorenzo: "Nuggets"
  • Alfredo Velasquez: "Nuggets"
  • Oscar Rojero: "Denver"
  • Danny Barrera: "Denver"
  • Joseph Kazhe: "Nuggets..."
  • [Top Fan] Gregory Bettman: "Go Nuggs"

So based on the data; Miami fans are certainly energetic but the numbers say Denver will be the winner. We will see over the next couple of weeks on whether Miami will get their 4th championship or if Denver will finally get their first one.

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