Photos From the Miami Heat’s Parade Celebrating Their 2013 NBA Finals Win
Miami Heat Championship Parade
The Miami Heat had plenty of reason to celebrate on Monday after clinching their second-straight NBA Finals win last week after taking the San Antonio Spurs to Game 7. For a team that found themselves trailing 3-2 at one point in the series and was on the verge of elimination at the end of Game 6, the Heat deserve all of the credit in the world for the way they ended the 2012-13 season as champions.
Obviously, LeBron James played a key factor in this team winning their second-straight title, but this was an all around team effort once the playoffs rolled around. From Ray Allen’s game-tying three-point shot at the end of Game 6 to Shane Battier connecting on six three-point shots in Game 7, Miami showed the world this postseason why they finished with the best record during the regular season and it will be interesting to see whether or not this team can win a third-straight title next year.
There’s no telling what type of moves are in store for the Heat during the offseason, but for now—they’re just going to enjoy celebrating with some of their closest friends and family after pulling off one of the greatest accomplishments in sports.
The Heat held their parade in downtown Miami on Monday and as a tribute to this year’s NBA champions—here’s a look at some of the top photos from LeBron and company celebrating another NBA title.
Masks of LeBron James
Fans created these hilarious masks in honor of LeBron James--this year's NBA Finals MVP.
Construction Worker Fans
A few construction workers were able to enjoy the celebration while at work.
Heat fans crowded the streets of Miami to watch their beloved team celebrate.
Pat Riley and other members of the Heat organization take in on the party.
Chris Bosh waves to the crowd while holding the trophy during the parade.
It's been a long road for Chris Andersen, but he became a fan favorite in Miami this season and enjoyed celebrating his first championship.
Miami Heat Fans
On a side note, how is that kid old enough to have his own cell phone?
Apparently, Shane Battier thought it would be fun to celebrate with the banging of a pot during the parade.
Udonis Haslem was lucky enough to be part of a Heat championship for the third time in his career.
Dwyane Wade is all smiles after taking home his third championship--placing him in a special category when it comes to being one of the greatest shooting guards of all time.
It's safe to say Ray Allen made the right choice by signing with Miami last offseason. If it wasn't for his clutch three-point shot in Game 6, the Heat wouldn't have been able to celebrate on Monday.
Lebron James and Juwan Howard
Without LeBron James, it's safe to say Juwan Howard would never know what it's like to be part of an NBA championship.
Dwyane Wade Celebrates
As you can tell in the photo, Dwyane Wade is certainly enjoying life at the moment.
LeBron James is letting the moment of winning his second championship sink in after falling short of winning his first two trips to the NBA Finals.
Chris Anderson conducts an interview during the celebration on Monday.
Miami has always been a team that loves to goof around--so seeing Shane Battier wearing a horse mask shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone.
Miami Heat Players Enjoy Some Laughs
Every member of the Heat should be all smiles after winning back-to-back championships.
LeBron James Enjoying Second Title
After all of the heat he took at the beginning of his career, LeBron James has to feel better for getting two championships under his belt after this season.
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