Lakers win NBA Finals in the bubble

Nick Carbone, Staff Writer

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat, 106-93, on Oct. 11 at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, Fla. It was the Laker’s 17th NBA championship.

A massive part of the Lakers winning this championship is LeBron James. James finished off the game with a triple-double. He scored 28 points, had 14 rebounds, and 10 assists. James also won the NBA Finals MVP. He is the first player in NBA history to win a Finals MVP with three different franchises. He is now a four-time NBA champion.

LeBron James is not the only player who helped this team win the championship. Other outstanding players such as Anthony Davis and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are the reason they demolished the Heat. Davis finished the game off with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Caldwell-Pope had an outstanding performance, finishing with 17 points.

This Lakers team wanted to get this championship for the one and only Kobe Bryant. Bryant died tragically in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 in Calabasas. The whole Laker community was devastated when they heard about this, so this championship is for him. LeBron James and Kobe Bryant were great friends so this death was hard for him, but he said something special when Bryant died.

James said, “I promise you I’ll continue your legacy.”

For the Lakers organization, this championship can give them a sigh of relief. They are bringing a title to Los Angeles for the first time since 2010. The Lakers were having a rough 10 years but bounced back whenever James came to LA. The players, coaching staff, and fans are as excited as ever to win their 17th NBA championship

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