LeBron, Heat Win NBA Championship
by Tom Mullins- TRST NBA Writer
LeBron James is a champion. Sounds right doesn’t it? A champion player has finally won a deserved championship. Not many people expected the Heat to win in five, but with James’ domination and the contribution from Miami’s role players, they were able to prevent the series from returning to Oklahoma and win their second championship in franchise history.
Miami were in control from the start and a massive third quarter guaranteed them the championship. LeBron showed the world why he’s both regular season and now Finals MVP, finishing the game with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists. Kevin Durant continued his playoff form with 32 points and 11 rebounds, but turned the ball over seven times. Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and Mike Miller all scored 20+ points, which proved too much for the young Thunder team. Westbrook couldn’t repeat his Game 4 performance and struggled shooting the entire game, finishing with 19 points on 4-20 shooting.
Harden played much more effectively with 19 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Eleven points between Ibaka, Perkins and Sefolosha proved costly for the Thunder. Fisher missed out on another ring, although was solid coming off the bench. Battier knocked down some important shots like he did all series and Chalmers added 10 points along with 7 assists.
Now that King James has finally got the ‘monkey’ and the majority of critics off his back, the question remains how good will LeBron be? The premature comparisons to Jordan aren’t idiotic, but can’t be that legitimate quite yet. This Miami team can certainly make it back next year and it wouldn’t surprise me if they won consecutive titles. Oklahoma City is still developing, but once they lock up some key players, could be a force in the next decade to come.
Love him or hate him, LeBron’s a true champion and without a doubt one of the most talented players to ever step on to an NBA court. Whether or not he wins 1,2,3,4 or even 5 more championships shouldn’t matter, when it’s all said and done James will go down as one of the greats, and today might just be the beginning.
Posted on June 22, 2012, in NBA and tagged Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, Finals MVP, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, LeBron wins championship, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Championship, Russell Westbrook. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.