NBA Championships :Los Angeles Lakers


The Los Angeles Lakers are NBA champions once again, claiming their 17th title on Sunday night with a dominant 106-93 win over the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals. The game took place at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida and this win comes nearly nine months after the tragic death of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his 13 year old daughter Gianna. The Lakers found ways to pay tribute to Kobe throughout the season by wearing the Black Mamba uniforms he designed and wearing the No. 2 patch which is the number Gianna used to wear while playing basketball at the Black Mamba academy. The Lakers had a 4-1 record this postseason and the only loss was in Game 5 of the Finals.
This year’s championship was a little odd due to the covid pandemic, but everyone from players, to coaches, to the staff lived inside the quarantined area at Walt Disney World Resort to continue the season and the plan was a success. As the league had not had a single coronavirus case inside of the bubble throughout the duration of the playoffs.
Now moving onto Lebron James who performed tremendously throughout the whole season and even better during the finals averaging 29.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 8.5 assists, leading the Lakers in all three of those categories. He closed things out with 28 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists, extending his NBA Finals record of 11 triple-doubles. And though it ultimately came in defeat, his 40-point, 13-rebound, seven-assist performance in Game 5 was arguably one of his best performances ever on this stage. For his efforts, LeBron was named Finals MVP for the fourth time in his career, which puts him second only to Michael Jordan in NBA history.
For the Lakers to win in what has been a very tough year for everyone was absolutely unbelievable and it means so much more for us who live in Southern California that with all the darkness surrounding us, we found some light with this incredible win.