Los Angeles Lakers defeated Miami Heat by 106-93 on Sunday to win the NBA Championship 2020 in the sixth game. Lakers won the 17th NBA title, first of this decade to tie the most championships with Boston Celtics.
LeBron James had a very impressive night scoring 28 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists, to win his 4th NBA title. He did this with three different teams and was also able to earn NBA Finals Most Valuable Player honors for a fourth time.
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"It means a lot to represent this franchise. I wanted to put this franchise back where it belongs. For me to be a part of such a historical franchise is an unbelievable feeling."
James said, recalling that he told team owner Jeanie Buss when he arrived in Los Angeles in 2018.
LeBron also became the only player after Michael Jordan to win at least four regular-season MVP trophies and four at least Finals MVP awards. He averaged 29.8 points (on 59% shooting), 8.5 assists, and 11.8 rebounds across the series.
The other star of the team Anthony Davis added 19 points and 15 rebounds to win the finals by 4-2. Davis dedicated the trophy to franchise's legend Kobe Bryant who passed away earlier this year.
“Ever since the tragedy, all we wanted to do was do it for him. We didn’t let him down. It would’ve been great to do it last game in his (Black Mamba) jerseys but it made us come out even more aggressive, even more, powerful on both ends of the floor, to close it out tonight. I know he’s looking down on us proud of us, I know (Bryant’s wife) Vanessa’s proud of us, the organization’s proud of us. It means a lot to us.”
“Kobe always liked to win every game, every opportunity. I think that’s what inspired this team and will continue to inspire Laker Nation for all time.”
Team owner Jeanie Buss added.
When is the Victory Parade?
The Lakers team might be celebrating their historic achievement but won't be able to conduct a parade to celebrate it with the fans and the public. The official victory parade is postponed for now until the next notice is released. The insider revealed that the coronavirus pandemic has caused the parade to stop for now but will definitely be held as soon as things get normal.
Congratulations LA Lakers and LeBron James on their historic achievement.