The Los Angeles Lakers have been crowned NBA champions for the first time since 2010 after beat Miami Heat 106-93 in game six to seal a 4-2 series victory.
Lakers were inspired by LeBron James, who was adjudged the finals Most Valuable Player. The 35-year-old scored 28 points on the night – 14 rebounds and 10 assists.
“It means a lot to represent this franchise,” said James.“I told [Lakers president] Jeanie [Buss] when I came here that I was going to put this franchise back in the position where it belongs. “We just want our respect. Rob [Pelinka] wants his respect, coach (Frank) Vogel wants his respect, our organization wants its respect, Lakers nation wants its respect. “And I want my respect too.”
Victory ties the Lakers with the Boston Celtics for the most NBA championships.