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NBA Miami Heat

Miami Heat Superstar LeBron James Claims NBA Finals MVP Award

Robert Mayer-USA Today Sports

For a second consecutive season, the Miami Heat are world champions.

For a second consecutive NBA Finals, their superstar was named the MVP. LeBron James won his second NBA ring on Thursday night and was, to no surprise, named the Finals MVP for a second straight year.

James averaged 25.3 points per game during their NBA Finals, but he shined in the team’s Game 7 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. The veteran squad from Texas led 3-2 in the series, but with things switching back to South Beach for games six and seven, the Heat turned things up a notch and James was once again the main reason to their success.

LeBron has been the leader of this Miami “Big Three,” but credit to both Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh for their accomplishments along the way. Not to mention the countless role players that have also helped put LeBron in a position to hoist yet another NBA Championship trophy.

James scored 37 points on Thursday night, including a crucial, clutch, game-sealing jumper with under 30 seconds ago to send the American Airlines Arena into an uproar. Miami sealed the deal on the defense end late, holding on for a 95-88 victory in Game 7. In addition to his scoring output, James also grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out four assists.

The King is really starting to fill up that trophy case, as he hopes to deflect the haters and critics along the way. In addition to his two NBA championships and two NBA Finals MVPs, James has also claimed the league’s regular season MVP award in four of the past five seasons.

 

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