It happened last night. LeBron James and the Miami Heat won the 2012 NBA Championship. No, that’s not a typo. 2012 Finals MVP LeBron James led the way with a triple-double (26pts, 11reb, 13ast) as the Heat dominated the Thunder 121-106 to capture the 2012 NBA Title. It was obvious from the beginning of the game that the Heat were not going to be denied; there would be no choking this time around for James & co. Miami started off strong, attacking OKC in every way possible. As soon as the Thunder had a run in them the Heat would respond with a couple of 3s to keep the double digit lead. Hats off to the young Thunder, a team that fought the entire series but always seemed to come short at the big moments. OKC was very disappointed last night but they can be proud of how far they came and know that their title window has just opened and will be open for a long time. If I remember correctly, in the history of the Finals only one other team had a younger starting five.
Last night was all about the Heat and about a man named LeBron James who clearly looked like someone who had just had the weight of the world lifted off his shoulders. Even as the game ended last night it seemed like a mirage to watch LeBron hoist up a championship trophy and celebrate with his teammates in the locker room. After so many years of being scrutinized, LeBron put it best while being interviewed on his feelings after the game. ”It’s about damn time.” James simply stated. Yes, LeBron, it’s about damn time you realized that even when you’re the greatest basketball player in the world your team will always come first. This Heat team deserves to keep celebrating for a few days but let’s not forget that they promised “not 5, not 6, not 7…” titles.
While LeBron “no ring” jokes are now officially over, Chris Bosh can provide us with plenty of comedy: