On Thursday night, LeBron James and the Miami Heat won the NBA Finals Championship over Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of a potential 7. The sixth and seventh games weren’t necessary, as the Heat proved completely dominant, defeating the Thunder in a 4-1 series win. The Miami Heat have won past championships as a ball club, but LeBron James, one of the greatest players to ever grace the court, had never won the championship that seemed to elude him.
James entered the NBA draft and was selected as the number one overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003. While he made it to the NBA Finals once with Cleveland in 2007, they ultimately lost to the San Antonio Spurs. Once he left Cleveland for Miami, a decision that earned James a lot of haters, he made it to the NBA Finals once again in 2011. Unfortunately for LeBron, even then the title escaped his claiming, when the Dallas Mavericks beat the Heat for the championship. But finally 2012 was the year for “King James.” He won his long-awaited NBA Championship and the MVP trophy.
The celebrations have been going on for four days for the Heat and their fans, and they will wrap up Monday morning with a 2-mile parade through downtown Miami followed by a celebration party inside their home arena.