#TWDSPORTS : NBA: Miami Heat – Miami Twice‏

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Miami Heat (66-16) were crowned NBA world champions 2013 after inspirationally overcome San Antonio Spurs (58-24) in a heart-racingly decisive game seven classic inside the Miami Airlines Arena in Miami, FL last night before 20,000 avid fans on the edge of their seats.

Reigning MVP, LeBron James, 28, upped the ante with 37 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steal on 5-10 shooting from three point land, in triggering a triumphant repeat of titles for the South Beach organization; claiming finals MVP honors in the process for a second year in a row. James’ fourth NBA Finals appearance (2007, 2011, 2012, 2013) witnessed the global superstar secure a second NBA championship in an illustrious career; King James first finals outing in 2007 was against the San Antonio Spurs in a 4-0 losing sweep.

“It took everything we had as a team.  Credit to the San Antonio Spurs, they’re an unbelievable team, an unbelievable franchise. This is the hardest series we ever had to play. But we’re a resilient team and we did whatever it took.” said Dwyane Wade.

Dwyane Wade claimed a monumental third NBA championship to add to an impressive resume; which includes all-star appearances, and an Olympic gold medal. Wade – who was drafted in 2003 by Miami Heat – attained his first championship basking as part of a talented tandem formed with Shaquille O’Neal in 2006, that initially established Miami Heat’s legitimacy as a perennial contender throughout the league for the long run. Ironically, Wade posesses three more championships than NBA Hall of Famers in Reggie Miller, Karl Malone, John Stockton, and Patrick Ewing, as well as current NBA superstars chasing championship dreams in that of New York Knicks all-star Carmelo Anthony, Oklanhoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant, LA Lakers center Dwight Howard, Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams and Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith.

Miami Heat dimensional depth and talent-laden core was evidently enhanced in 2012-13, clearly superceding the prior victorious unit. The iconicly rampant 27-game consecutive winning streak feat for the Heat that occured in the 2012-13 regular season is irrefutable data to back up the bragging rights claim to their place as one of the most talented teams assembled in NBA history.

The acquisitions of energetically, high-flying Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen and Ray Allen – the NBA all-time leader in three point shots made – were arguably a match made in heaven for Miami Heat, in a bench featuring skilled yet selfless role players: Norris Cole, Shane Battier, Udonis Haslem, and Mike Miller; all of whom were equally instrumental in their roles in achieving playoffs glory.

Miami Heat 2013 championship team will undoubtedly now be uttered confidently in the equal breath of legendary dynasties before them when discussing the finest NBA team of all-time. Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls 1995-96 roster recorded a 72-10 regular season record; which remains untainted and as an all-time benchmark.

The Jordan-era has been romanticized similar to the golden age of Magic-Bird a decade prior. Michael Jordan – the greatest basketball player of all-time – won six NBA titles in 18 seasons with Chicago Bulls; his airness registered his first championship ring aged 28 (1991) after dethroning a showtime Magic Johnson-era Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James has now officially logged two rings onto his list of accomplishments at age 28, with the surface just beginning to scratch. The Miami Heat dynasty ruling the NBA roost for many seasons to come is apparent at this given moment at time…

LeBron James postgame 7 interview after winning the 2013 NBA Finals


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Words by : Dean Perretta [ @Dean2185 ]

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