Dig Sports: Mama, There Goes That Man...Again!
BY: RITIA BRUCE
LeBron James and the Miami Heat win it all...again. Forward Lebron James led the heat to their first back to back championship. James can now call himself a two time champion after putting on a show in the finals, especially in games six and seven. This series was a well fought battle between the heat and the San Antonio spurs. Both teams fought back and forth each game in this seven game series blowing out their opponent every other game, except games one and six. In game six the heat only won by three in a very close game where Miami forced overtime. From the fourth quarter and on, James completely took over the game shooting every essential shot and scoring every point needed for his team. I'm not sure if it was James losing his headband in game 6 but he carried that same power and determination into game 7. James stepped in where teammate Dwayne Wade did not. In the final game of the series James scored a total of 37 points and 12 rebounds. According to espn.com, LeBron James is now ranked as the number one player in the NBA. But James did not do it on his own.
Although power forward Chris Bosh scored no points Thursday night against the Spurs, that gave guard Shane Battier plenty of space to score all the three’s he wanted to. Battier scored 18 points, most being three-pointers, setting an NBA record of the most three's in a NBA Finals Game 7. Battier felt really good the last few games of the series. "Honestly, I felt good the last couple of games. And I made a couple of threes last game, and so I felt really confident tonight", Battier said according to espn.com. Some of the Heat players teased Battier saying that he hasn't hit a nice shot in forever. LeBron James also walked away with his second consecutive NBA Finals MVP trophy.
This is the Miami Heat's third championship for the franchise and second championship with James, Wade, and Bosh together. LeBron James and the Heat have done it again. Many are now wondering will James be able to do it for the third time in a row...we will see.