LeBron James finally has an NBA title.
The star forward, who left his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers two years ago, contributed in a big way with 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists.
A triple-double earned LeBron the 2012 Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.
“It’s about damn time,” James said of the award.
“It’s everything and more. I dreamed about this moment for a long time. Including last night, including today,” James said after last night’s game. “My dream has become a reality now and this is probably the best feeling I’ve ever had.”
Guard Dwyane Wade, who won his first NBA title with Miami back in 2006, added 20 points in Thursday’s big win.
“We had to go through last year,” Wade said of the team’s loss in the 2011 NBA Finals. “As much as it hurt, we had to experience it to get here, this season.”
More in the video below.
- Magic and Larry on LeBron The Champion (espn.go.com)
- Breaking Down How LeBron James Made the Biggest Transformation in NBA History (bleacherreport.com)
- LeBron James leads Miami Heat to NBA title (bazaardaily.com)