The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93, in Game six of the 2020 NBA Finals Sunday night, to win their first championship since the 2009-10 season. LeBron James led the Lakers with 28 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists. James was named the Finals MVP for being the best player throughout the series.
“I want my [expletive] respect too,” LeBron James said during a post-game interview with Rachel Nichols of ESPN following the Los Angeles Lakers’ game six win. For James, it was his fourth championship and fourth finals MVP becoming the only player to win three Finals MVP’S with three different teams (Heat, Cavaliers, Lakers).
The win gave the Lakers their seventeenth championship banner, tying the Boston Celtics for the most in NBA history. In what was the longest season in NBA history due to Covid 19, the Lakers were still able to capitalize and win the Finals.
A storied franchise that had won championships with some of the biggest names in the sport such as Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kobe Bryant added to their legacy this time with LeBron James.
On January 26th the Lakers lost one of their greatest players of all time in the passing of Kobe Bryant. In an Instagram post the next day LeBron wrote “I promise you I’ll continue your legacy man!”
Recently following the Lakers win, LeBron wrote a message on his Instagram to Kobe.
“Hope I made you proud my brother!! Love and miss you champ!!”
At 35 years old LeBron James is still playing some of the best basketball of his career and there is no slowing him down.