The new NBA champs have been revealed!
After six games, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat to win the 2020 NBA Finals on Sunday night (October 11) in Orlando, Florida.
Led by LeBron James, the Lakers defeated the Heat 106 to 93, in a series 4-2.
This marks the Lakers’ first championship win since 2010. They have now won 17 championship titles, tying them with the Boston Celtics for the most NBA title wins.
The win also marks LeBron‘s first win with the Lakers – since joining the team in 2018 – and his fourth overall championship win. He was also named the NBA Finals MVP this year.
“It means a lot,” LeBron said after the win. “It means a lot to represent this franchise.”
“We just want our respect,” LeBron continued while getting emotional, singling out his team, his coach and his teammates. “And I want my damn respect.”
The Lakers’ win comes after a rough season for the NBA, following the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and a four-month hiatus because of the pandemic.
Congrats to the Lakers!