The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat, 106-93 to become the 2020 NBA champions. This is the Lakers first title in 10 years and they now tie the Boston Celtics with total championships at 17, respectively.
This title is truly special to Lakers nation. With the passing of the late great Kobe Bryant back in January, Los Angeles wanted to finish the season on top. After Bryant’s passing, within months, COVID hit the world and led the NBA to restart the season in the Orlando bubble.
This becomes Lebron James’ fourth NBA title in his 10th trip to the Finals. James ended the season with another triple-double – 28 PTS, 14 REBS, 10 AST. He also earned himself his 4th NBA Finals MVP award, only second to Michael Jordan.
With Davis being traded to the Lakers before the season started, he had high hopes of being an NBA champion. He delivered a great performance in game 6 of the Finals – 19 PTS, 15 REBS, 2 BLK. This is Davis’s first championship.
Rondo had an exceptional Finals series and finished the playoffs with 105 assists. That is the most in NBA playoffs history by a bench player. This is Rondo’s second championship.
The Lakers Frank Vogel
Frank Vogel has always done a terrific job getting the best out of the role players on his teams. This season was no exception and couldn’t have ended any better. Vogel is the sixth coach in the last 30 years to win a championship in his first season on a new team.
Throughout the entire season, the Lakers used their veteran experience and defense to win. Re-signing role players like Rajon Rondo, adding defensive players in Danny Green and Dwight Howard, the Lakers positioned themselves to have success.
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