The Los Angeles Lakers team led by superstar LeBron James dominated the Miami Heat 106-93 on Sunday to win a record-equalling 17th NBA championship but their first in a decade.
James added another chapter to an epic career, fueling the Lakers with a triple-double of 28 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists and capturing his fourth NBA title with a third different team, as well as earning NBA Finals Most Valuable Player honors for the fourth time.
“It means a lot to represent this franchise,” James said, recalling that he told team owner Jeanie Buss when he arrived in Los Angeles in 2018. “I wanted to put this franchise back where it belongs.”
This video shows the NBA players reaction to the West’s number one seed Lakers beating the East’s number five seed Heat in Game 6: