It took six games for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers to exterminate the Miami Heat; with a final score of 106-93. But one thing’s for sure: this was not an easy road to a championship. Aside from the last game (Game 6), the Heat were never in a situation where they didn’t have a chance to win. Despite having multiple injuries and being a supreme under dog in the final series in the 2020, Miami deserves quite a bit of praise.
LeBron took it to the Heat in historic fashion, closing out the final match with 28 points (13-20 FG), 14 rebounds, and 10 assists. This allowed the Los Angeles Lakers to obtain their 17th finals victory (tied for 1st all time). It was a team effort though, as four other Lakers players contributed with double digit scoring. We were able to see what happens when Lebron James comes with a strong desire.
For most of the game, it seemed as though the Heat really couldn’t get it going. Goran Dragic drew some minutes after sitting out for three games, but it didn’t seem to be enough. Bam Adebayo was the only strong contributor from Miami. He shot 10-15 FG and had 25 points and 10 rebounds. Overall, this final Game 6 was just the result of a better team coming out with energy and sustaining it for 48 minutes.
With a Finals MVP for James, it looks like the sky is the limit. Assuming that Anthony Davis stays with the Lakers, we’ll look to see much of the same next season.