LeBron James, Heat dominate Thunder to win NBA championship
- Published on Friday, 22 June 2012 01:13
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Miami (ESPN): Best player in the game. Best team in the league. LeBron James has found it all since taking his talents to South Beach two summers ago. Add NBA champion to the list. "Happiest day of my life," he said. It's rare to see two MVP candidates face off in the NBA Finals such as the Heat's LeBron James and the Thunder's Kevin Durant. Will the Heat vs. Thunder evolve into a great rivalry? Vote! James had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists, leading the Heat in a 121-106 rout of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night to win the NBA Finals in five games. All that was left was a celebration nine years in the making.
"It means everything," James said moments after the win, moments before being named the playoffs MVP to go along with his regular-season award. "I made a difficult decision to leave Cleveland but I understood what my future was about ... I knew we had a bright future (in Miami). This is a dream come true for me. This is definitely when it pays off."
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