LeBron James and Los Angeles Lakers Win 2020 NBA Finals Nearly 9 Months After Kobe Bryant’s Death
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the Finals on Sunday night to claim their 17th NBA championship, a tie for the most in league history
Led by performances from LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers were crowned the 2020 NBA champions after defeating the Miami Heat at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The Lakers won in a 106-93 victory over Miami in Game 6 of their best of seven series.
LeBron James logged a triple-double — 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists — to win his fourth Finals MVP award and fourth ring. He has now won championships with three franchises
This is the Lakers’ 17th NBA championship, which ties the franchise with the Celtics, who most recently won a title in 2008 by defeating a Kobe Bryant-led Los Angeles team, for the most in league history. The Lakers most recently raised the Larry O’Brien Trophy in 2010, when they beat Boston, with Bryant winning Finals MVP.
This championship was historic in many respects. The Lakers became the first team in league history to go undefeated when taking a lead into the fourth quarter, going 57-0 between the regular season and the playoffs. They were also the first franchise to earn the No. 1 seed following a five-year postseason absence.