We’ve been intentionally vague in the headline for anyone planning to watch a replay after work and frantically avoiding spoilers so SPOILER ALERT: the Miami Heat have successfully defended their NBA championship title, defeating the San Antonio Spurs, 95-88 in Game 7 of the final series.
LeBron James was named MVP for the second year running with an undeniably spectacular 37 points and 12 rebounds. But that does NOT make him better than Jordan (who won six championship rings during his G.O.A.T.-ranking career), right Elizabeth Cambage?
I seriously can’t deal with all the MJ vs Lebron talk. No one will ever be better then MJ
— Elizabeth Cambage (@ecambage) June 21, 2013
After the game, James, who has “The Chosen One” tattooed on his body, was charmingly humble. ”I can’t worry about what everybody says about me,” he said. “I am LeBron James from Akron, Ohio, from the inner city, I shouldn’t even be here. I am blessed.”
Dude who is widely considered awesome, San Antonio’s Tim Duncan, lost the first NBA Finals appearance of his career, but he topped the Spurs’ Game 7 stats with 24 points and 12 rebounds.
Congratulations, Heat fans.
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