Los Angeles Lakers Win NBA Finals

Luis Cardenas, Contributor

The Los Angeles Lakers have won the NBA Finals. The game against the Miami Heat took place on October 10, 2020. defeating the Miami Heat 106 to 90 on Sunday, taking the series 4-2 and securing LeBron James’ fourth championship. The win brings an end to the season that was left in doubt after the Coronavirus pandemic threatened to end it. LeBron James was crowned the Finals MVP for the fourth time in his career, becoming the first player in NBA history to win the award with three different teams. LeBron James dropped a 28-point game, along with 14 rebounds and 10 assists, but James didn’t bring the title home himself. Anthony Davis racked up 19 points, including a crucial last-minute bucket, 15 rebounds, 3 assists in Game 6, bringing the Lakers franchise its seventeenth title in its storied history.      

The victory is more than another banner hanging from the rafters inside the Staples Center, following the death of Lakers legend and five-time champion Kobe Bryant, who was killed in a helicopter crash along with his daughter, Gigi, and seven others in January.“The Heat were dominating in the playoffs with help from rookie Tyler Herro, undrafted free agent Duncan Robinson and second-year big man Bam Adebayo. All three played like ALL-STARS out before the team experienced several key injuries in the Finals and were ultimately beat by the size and experience of the Lakers.     

The Miami Heats ALL-STAR Jimmy Butler was in the talk of being Finals MVP by some fans because of the challenge he gave the Lakers. Jimmy racked up two monster 40- and 35-point triple-doubles in Games 3 and 5, respectively. The Heat swept the Indiana Pacers in the first round, before finishing off the Boston Celtics in six games in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Los Angeles Lakers are now on their seventeenth title win and hopefully more to come.