So the greatest moment of 2012 just happened apart from our Summer line dropping tomorrow. Lebron James and the Miami Heat have won the NBA championship giving “The King” his first championship ring of his career. Now all the talk about him not having a ring can stop and hopefully the respect for his skill on the court can go up. We do not think Lebron James is better than Michael Jordan, but the man has had one hell of a career and this could open the flood gates to many more championships for Miami. To specific the series ended with Miami taking the crown 4-1, winning one in Oklahoma and the rest in their home town. The crowd was dressed in all white as always and you could feel the intensity right from the jump ball.
The first quarter was pretty close with Miami leading by 4 to 6 to points the entire quarter (Ended w/ Miami leading 31-26). Then the second quarter started started, which was way different with everybody on the heat squad scoring including Norris Cole, Shane Battier, and Mike Miller. Miller had 4 fouls in 9 minutes but this did not hurt them too much as he is a role player. Wade also got into some early foul trouble and had to sit most of the 2nd quarter. Lebron made some very smart plays by finding the open man around the 3-point line or getting in the paint to go to the line if fouled. The Thunder looked stunned at this point committing one offensive foul after the other and missing plenty of open jumpers, dunks, and lay ups (2nd quarter ended w/ Miami leading 59-49).
In the third quarter it was looking like the Thunder had a good pep talk in the locker room during halftime because they came out firing and scoring. This seemed to work for a while but then Miami retaliated and built up a 14 point lead fast. It also started to get chippy out there with Chalmers and Durant getting in eachother’s faces. No technicals were called but you could feel the intensity on the floor. After that it seemed like all of Miami turned into the Monstars from Space Jam by scoring every time they touched the ball no matter who had it. Dunks, threes, awesome passes…. it all went down. Miami finished the 3rd quarter leading 95-71.
Once the fourth quarter started it was pretty obvious who was going to win this game. The Thunder looked like they didn’t know where they were throwing up random turnovers while the Heat stayed in perfect form. Honestly surprised that Mike Miller didn’t get Finals MVP for his one performance this game making all those threes, but in all seriousness it makes sense that Lebron got it. If Mike Miller’s performance was in a 2k game he would of had the flame around him the entire time. With their lead still in tact the Heat kept pushing to the hoop with Lebron James leading them. Spolstra called an early time out after seeing that a couple minutes in the 4th weren’t going their way. They recuperated, got their game faces back on, and dominated as they had the entire game. Oh and Lebron James got a triple double, no big deal.
The final score was 121-106 with Lebron James getting his first ring EVER at 27 years old. He ended up with 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists. Couldn’t be more stoked over here at Rich Kids about the win and can’t wait to see all the after party photos. For more information and final stats click HERE.