2012 NBA Champions: the Miami Heat

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:


14 comments
Gabbo
Gabbo

Everyone owns Skip Bayless

KobeBryan
KobeBryan

Dude I was JUST about to post this.

THE JOKE LIVES!!!!!

Also did you see ya boy Cuban own the fuck out of Skip Bayless?

Gabbo
Gabbo

That part is true, Miami should get more calls, but there were some really crazy disproportionate numbers. I'm really talking about the calls like: Granger gets a tech when Wade elbows him, the Haslem should have been ejected play, when Granger gets injured by Lebron, Rondo gets whacked in the head in OT, and Lebron triple hack on Durant at the end of game 2. If you've seen the replay, how does Fisher get a flagrant in last night's game?

The Devil
The Devil

*cries*

Next year, man

Next year

dinodan
dinodan

Hate the man, respect the game.

KobeBryan
KobeBryan

Still not the same level as me

5 rings > 1

1 ring.....how cute.

skilligan
skilligan

I think that Miami went to the basket A LOT more than the Pacers or Celtics and that is why they got the calls, u don't get foul calls shooting jump shots

Bolt Uprite
Bolt Uprite

Congrats LeBra, you got your one ring.

Gabbo
Gabbo

Other than Game 1, Miami did outplay OKC in every game through the series.

What can't be understated is that without the refs, they never would have gotten past Indiana or Boston. Think of all the memorable fouls/non fouls in the playoffs this year involving Miami, they all went Miami's way.

General Delacroix
General Delacroix

Lebron is still a flopping douchebag who had to join Wade's team along with Bosh to win a title.

Gabbo
Gabbo

Between Lebron winning a title at Renaldo winning at the Euros, haters had a really bad day.

skilligan
skilligan

the Industry or Lebron Haters are gonna have to do something else, as a neutral real sports fan I am happy they have to get a life, BOSH is not gonna live that video down for a LONG TIME