JOB’S FINISHED: YOUR LOS ANGELES LAKERS ARE NBA CHAMPIONS pic.twitter.com/Dnxtgt9i1d
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 12, 2020
James’ personal duel with Heat star Jimmy Butler at-times overshadowed the series, but the King had the final say as he strolled to his fourth NBA Championship with a 106-93 win inside the NBA’s Florida bubble.
James was able to come from the floor with three minutes to play and soak-in the thrill of success with emotional teammates.
Lakers crowned NBA Champions, first NBA title since Kobe Bryant won in 2010
He was celebrating an NBA title with a third different franchise, while the Lakers were also celebrating the iconic franchise’s first championship since Kobe Bryant led the team to the title in 2010.
While James again starred for the Lakers with a triple-double, it was the unheralded Lakers supporting cast that carried the Lakers to a dominant 64-36 lead at half time.
The Heat never looked like threatening the Lakers after fighting valiantly to force the series into a sixth game.
But, in the end, they were still blown off the court.
The Lakers did not trail the entire game and could have won by 50 if they’d decided to keep their stars on the floor.
Lakers crowned NBA Champions, LeBron James finished with 28 points
James finished with 28 points, 14 boards and 10 assists. He was well supported by Anthony Davis (19 points and 15 rebounds), Rajon Rondo (19 points) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (17 points).
James’ triple-double was the 28th of his career in the playoffs — leaving him just two short of Magic Johnson’s record 30 post-season triple-doubles.
The former Cavs superstar was also named NBA Finals MVP — putting a cherry on top of his dream Lakers season on the court.
James was perfectly giddy as he celebrated his fourth championship, while Davis was spotted wiping away tears as he celebrated his first NBA Championship.
In the most turbulent NBA season in history — the 2020 Lakers seem destined to go down in history as the team that conquered the coronavirus bubble as well as the league.