Hugging the world championship trophy, LeBron James was all smiles Thursday night.
He earned that elated feeling.
“It’s about damn time,” James said.
The one who waited nine years to win an NBA title no longer has to do so.
LeBron James can now be called a champion after leading the Miami Heat to an NBA title. The Heat sealed the finals series, 4-1, by winning Game 5 in dominant fashion, 121-106, against the Oklahoma City Thunder at American Airlines Arena.
This journey truly began the night of his greatest individual playoff performance – May 31, 2007, Game 5, Eastern Conference Finals, The Palace, Auburn Hills, Mich.
With the series tied 2-2, James willed the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 109-107 double-overtime win against the Detroit Pistons by scoring 48 points. He scored Cleveland’s final 25 points.
It’s the best playoff performance I’ve ever seen in person. It was so good, Michael Jordan came out and praised James for his play.
It also started the championship clock.