Miami Won the NBA Championship

 

An historic evening took place at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on Thursday night.  After two long years weighted with disparagement and doubt, LeBron James and his Miami Heat team were finally able to rise above the resistance they have faced since the “Big 3” was formed, and deliver on their promise of a NBA championship.
Although a year late on this promise, considering how the Heat managed to make it through key games without an injured Chris Bosh, and how they were able to come out on top against a super-talented Oklahoma City team, you can hardly ridicule them for a little tardiness.
Game 5 may not have been the closest of finals series games, but it was without a doubt an exciting one.  With star players making spectacular plays, and supporting players also doing their roles, it was an overall great performance by these two talented teams, but one was simply just the better squad.
With each of its players contributing and the team executing successfully as a unit, the Miami Heat played almost as perfect as a game that can be played.  Their leader and finals MVP, LeBron James, led the way with a well-rounded triple-double adding 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists to the board.  The rest of the trio, Bosh and Wade, also played a strong game scoring 24 and 20 points, respectively.  The big spark of the game, however, came from an unexpected place as Mike Miller came off the bench and went on fire to drill 7 out of 8 three pointers and finished with 23 points.
OKC’s star Kevin Durant, who scored a game high 32 points, received a little less support from his teammates as Westbrook and Harden both put up a mediocre 19 points each.  The disappointment that Durant felt after being so close to the championship was evident as he was captured on camera being very emotional as he hugged his mother and father in the locker room after the loss.
As for LeBron and the Miami Heat, on the other hand, the excitement they felt could not be contained as they began to celebrate on the bench even before the final buzzer was rung.  “This is the best day of my life!” said an ecstatic LeBron James afterwards in the locker room.  “I can’t even explain it.”
With the massive burden of their first championship finally lifted off of their shoulders, the rest of the NBA should be in fear…who knows how many more titles are yet to come for this championship Miami Heat team.
 

Share:

Join Our Mailing List

    Recent Articles

    LeBron James Breaks NBA Scoring Record

    Los Angeles Lakers’ star player, LeBron James made history yesterday. The historic moment came when he gained 38 points during a 133-130 loss by the Oklahoma City Thunder, and surpassed the previous NBA record score of 38,387, set by Abdul Jabbar back in 1989. It is a record that has stood for the past 34 years, and yesterday, LeBron James overcame that record, creating a new champion score to beat, and thus setting the bar even higher. Abdul-Jabbar first broke the previous record in 1984, just 8 months before his eventual score-topping successor was even born!

    NBA Approves Mat Ishbia as New Owner of Phoenix Suns

    Mat Ishbia, mortgage executive and former Michigan State guard, is the new majority owner of the Phoenix Suns and WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury. The NBA’s board of governors approved his plan to purchase the franchises from Robert Sarver. The approval was announced Monday night by the league, saying the transaction will be finalized later this week. The vote was 29-0, with the Cleveland Cavaliers abstaining, according to an anonymous speaker to the Associated Press.

    Eagles Lineman Brandon Graham Fined more than Trent Williams for Unsportsmanlike Conduct in NFC Championship

    Brandon Graham, a defensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles, attracted the wrath of the NFL on Saturday. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Graham was reportedly fined $13,261 for his unsportsmanlike behavior in the NFC championship game against the San Francisco 49ers.
    Given that Graham was not punished for gratuitous violence throughout the competition, the news is unexpected. When the league watched the game’s video, which the Eagles won 31-7, it must have seen something the officials did not.

    Cleveland Cavaliers’ Donovan Mitchell, Memphis Grizzlies’ Dillion Brooks Ejected After Fight

    Dillion Brooks has apparently developed a reputation as a provoker over the past few seasons in the basketball world. The Memphis Grizzlies wing was infamously ejected from a playoff game last postseason for picking a fight with Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II, and the same thing happened on Thursday with another player. This time, it was Cleveland Cavaliers player Donovan Mitchell.

    Lakers Tickets Prices Soaring as Lebron Nears NBA Scoring Record

    As basketball legend LeBron James inches closer to breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s long-held NBA scoring record of 38,387 points, it seems super-fans are willing to break the bank to witness what will soon be an unforgettable moment in NBA history, as tickets to the next Lakers games have skyrocketed in price.

    7-Time Super Bowl Champ Tom Brady Announces He’s ‘Retiring for Good’

    Even if this looks incredibly familiar, Tom Brady announced his retirement on Wednesday. This isn’t Groundhog Day, and you haven’t gone back in time. One year to the day after his initial retirement, Brady announced his second retirement in a video he shared on Twitter. This time, he is retiring “for good.” You couldn’t look at social media for more than 20 to 30 seconds without seeing a Brady tribute video or article, all of which praised him for his exceptional and unique career, when Brady announced his retirement on February 1, 2022. Due to the fact that Brady actually did this 365 days ago, there were more jokes this time.

    Hey! Are you enjoying NYCTastemakers? Make sure to join our mailing list for NYCTM and never miss the chance to read all of our articles!