Skip to comments.NBA Finals: Miami Heat Defeat Oklahoma City Thunder to Win 2012 Championship
Posted on 06/21/2012 9:16:33 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
MIAMIWhen speaking about his oft-criticized and overanalyzed star, LeBron James, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has a line: you cannot win unless you win.
ames won in every conceivable way on Thursday as his Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 in Game 5 of the finals to win James's first NBA title, erasing nine years of doubts and disappointment.
The man dubbed "The King" while in high school finally had his coronation, and while the game will go down in history as James' vindication party, it will not be remembered as particularly dramatic. The Heat opened it up in the third quarter with five 3-pointers and led by 24 to start the fourth quarter.
James played a great 44 minutes for his final act of the season, putting together a triple-double with 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds to set a steady pace for a championship drubbing.
Miami became the most disliked team in the NBA in 2010 when James ditched the Cleveland Cavaliers to team up with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade to form a megateam in South Florida.
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That should cement his legacy now. This is Dwayne Wade's second ring.
Would have liked to see OKC win it.
Put 2 minutes on the clock, give each team 100 points and you have a basketball game.
Since they can take as many steps as they want without dribbling, why not give them helmets and pads, loosen up the rules on contact and make a real game at it by letting the players really charge the basket.
Oh well, different strokes for different folks I guess. Basketball is just too ppredictable for me to find it interesting
And in Seattle, people are smiling.
Let the celebrations riots and burnings begin.
sad night here in Ohio..LOL
Miami was amazingly quiet when the Heat won in 2006.
Actually good for Libtard LeBron. He’s going to eclipse Libtard Michael Jordan. I still love the best of the best no matter how they vote...I reserve the right to revise and extend my remarks.
Jordan was very quiet about his politics. I don’t think anyone really knows.
No offence. I refer to get that news here. When I get a news alert so late it makes me wonder if it's something serious... like North Korea or Iran.
Don’t forget nude cannibalism.
Well, isn’t that special.
Sadly MJ is a Libtard.
You can find it on The Google...
The Heat should get the Tim Donaghy NBA Championship award from Vince McMahon.
Let’s guess who’ll be next year’s villain?
LeBron grew up this year. He earned it. He deserves it.
But you can be certain you have not heard the last of KD and the Thunder. As Scott Brooks puts it, we weren’t losing. We were learning how to win. Next year: OKC.
At least someone gets it. Anyone that can’t give him credit just wasn’t watching.
Some of us in Ohio can’t get that spineless quitting thing out of our minds when Lebron shut his game down when he was with the Cavs against Boston in the playoffs....see if he won the title that year he couldn’t leave to be with his 2 coconspirators.. I didn’t watch tonight.... I think the college March madness games completely blow away any playoff NBA crap.
Miami, as a city, does not "riot" like other urban cities over sports victories. Most people there are "too cool" to riot like that. Plenty of championships have been won down there.
Like most of America, I’m not a fan of the Heat, but what are you going to do? LeBron is the best player in the game and he finally has a couple of very good players around him. As for the Thunder, they’re young and very talented. They aren’t going away.
Technically that was not a fight and nowhere near a brawl. Actually barely a skirmish.
This would be a little more like it.
RE: Would have liked to see OKC win it.
They’re a very young team. Maybe next year.
After all, Lebrone had to pay his NBA dues for 8 long years before winning this one.
Thugball, as fixed and fake as wrestling for sure.
College Basketball is at its all time low point in terms of the level of play.
Who do you think is in on it? Players are throwing games? How much money would it take to get multi millionaires to throw a game?
lol - I can’t remember the last time an NBA player was called for dribbling. I guess that got in the way of the magical dunk.
The one moment in the game that told me all I needed to know about NBA “officiating” was the Flagrant 2 they were going to call on Derek Fisher.
At MOST it was a foul....
I trust the NBA almost as much as I trust obama...
Maybe the refs?
Tim Donaghy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Donaghy
That wasn’t the league doing it but a throwaway case of someone with their own interests. You implied there was some sort of ‘narrative’ being set forward which is totally implausible.
The ref said he did not work alone. It was institutionalized.
He also talked about certain players getting the calls... it was understood.
Thank goodness LeBron got his championship!
It would kind of suck if he reels off five or six titles in a row.
Already hearing scuttlebutt about Ray Allen, Steve Nash, and other veterans without rings migrating to South Beach.
The NBA has always given stars the benefit of the doubt when it comes to calls. You can call a foul on every play. The point is that there is no fix as to who will win.
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