Sports | October 12, 2020 9:58 am

LeBron James Leads Lakers to 17th NBA Championship With Win Over Heat

James notched his fourth NBA title and snagged his fourth NBA Finals MVP

LeBron James Leads Lakers to 17th NBA Championship With Win Over Heat
LeBron James of the Lakers reacts with his MVP trophy and Finals trophy.
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A basketball season that began with training camps more than a year ago ended on the Disney World campus in Florida last night as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

LeBron James, who previously won two championships with the Heat and one with the Cavaliers, had 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in the win and walked away with his fourth title and fourth NBA Finals MVP.

James had help as Anthony Davis had 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Lakers and Rajon Rondo scored 19 points off the bench for the champs.

The Lakers now have 17 NBA championships, tied with the Boston Celtics for the most in league history. With the championship, James and teammate Danny Green join John Salley and Robert Horry as the only players to win titles with three teams.

“This is a historic franchise and to be a part of this is something that I’ll be able to talk about and my grandkids and kids will be able to talk about — their pawpaw played for the Los Angeles Lakers,” James said after the win. “It’s like playing for the Yankees and winning or playing for the Cowboys and winning a Super Bowl, or the Patriots. It’s like playing for the Red Sox. So to be able to win with a historical franchise is something that, no matter if your mind wavers away, you can always remember what you’re doing it for.”

The championship is the first for the Lakers organization since 2010.