After 10 years of waiting, the Los Angeles Lakers are once again the NBA Champions!
This is the 17th NBA title for the Lakers franchise, tying them with the Boston Celtics for most in NBA history, after sealing its Game 6 victory over the Miami Heat and closing it out with a 106-93 final score.
It was quite clear to see that the Lakers would be crowned champions with their early dominant performance as they lead the scoreboard 64-36 by halftime. we still have a lot Sports News you can see at here!
LeBron James delivered his 11th triple-double performance for his team with 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists, and acquired his fourth NBA championship and fourth Finals MVP. Only Michael Jordan has more than him by winning six Finals MVP trophies during his career.
Anthony Davis had a double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds to win his first NBA title.
Rajon Rondo once again triggered his ‘Playoff Rondo’ mode being 8-of-11 from the field and 3-of-4 behind the arc scoring 19 points to pick up his second title.
James and Danny Green joined John Salley and Robert Horry as the only players to win titles with three different teams, and after 16 years, Dwight Howard finally won his first championship.
The Miami Heat were finally overwhelmed against a team that had more talent. Still, they overcame all odds until the finals and pushed the series to six games. Being fifth-seeded, they’ve beaten fourth-seeded Indiana Pacers in the first round, top-seeded Bucks in the east semifinals, and three-seeded Celtics in the east finals.
With Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo sustained injuries in Game 1 putting them not at their best form to compete, the rest of the Heat still stepped up.
Jimmy Butler had triple-doubles in the Heat’s two victories, but this time had himself limited to 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting, 7 rebounds, and 8 assists, as the Lakers leaned on their defense disrupting the Heat’s sharpshooters.
“We have a Ph.D. in adversity, I can tell you that much,” Lakers coach Vogel said. “We’ve been through a lot, but I’m so damn proud of this team. World champions!”
Now that the Lakers are back on top, James wants the world to know that he hasn’t forgotten those who doubted him.
“I told Jeanie [Buss] when I came here that I was gonna put this franchise back in the position where it belongs. Her late, great father did it for so many years and she just took it on after that. For me to be a part of such a historical franchise, it’s an unbelievable feeling not only for myself, but for my teammates, for the organization, for the coaches, for the trainers, for everybody that’s here. We just want our respect. Rob [Pelinka] wants his respect. Coach [Frank] Vogel wants his respect. Our organization wants their respect. Laker Nation wants their respect. And I want my damn respect, too.”