After nine years of determination, LeBron James stopped at nothing to receive his first NBA Championship. The Cleveland native and former Cavaliers player once promised to bring the struggling city he called home a NBA Championship to give all Clevelanders pride and ambition. However, after cutting off Cleveland’s last strand of hope and pretentiously leaving Cleveland behind two years ago, LeBron James set the Miami Heat on fire Thursday night when he brought them their second NBA championship.
“It’s about damn time,” James said on national television Thursday night about the NBA championship.
With an amazing 4-1 series triumph against the Oklahoma City Thunder, LeBron James led the Heat with a 121-106 victory to claim their title as NBA champions. From tip-off, James aggressively led the Heat with strong will power to win game 5. The six foot eight small forward did not relent until coach Erik Spoelstra took him out of the game, to a standing ovation, with 3:01 left.
Not even small forward, Kevin Durant, for the Oklahoma City Thunder could stop James last night. James drove to the basket, was ungaurdable in the low post, and defended every position on the court.
"I dreamed about this opportunity and this moment for a long time, including last night, including today," James said. "You know, my dream has become a reality now."
As LeBron James was whisked away for many interviews and photo opps after the win, he did not have a lot of time to pop champagne bottles and celebrate the joy of winning the NBA championship with his teammates in the locker room. However, James was intoxicated with pure happiness. Nothing could have wiped the joyful smile off his face that night.
"I've never had this feeling before. … Ever," he said.