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As Lakers Win NBA Finals LeBron James Makes History As First NBA Player To Become MVP In Three Different Franchises

As Lakers Win NBA Finals LeBron James Makes History As First NBA Player To Become MVP In Three Different Franchises

Thanos has nothin' on LeBron!

LeBron James secures his fourth championship with Lakers N.B.A. Finals win, C.B.S. 17 reports.

This week, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat, 106 to 90, with a 4-2 series win, earning LeBron James his fourth career championship. The victory was the first for the Lakers in over a decade, winning their 17th championship in James' 17th season as a professional basketball player, a feat of magic if there ever was one. 

Despite the setbacks caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the season persisted in a literal bubble, James rounding out the winning game with 28 points, 14 rebounds and ten assists. The emotional victory belonged to the team as it did the fallen Laker legend, Kobe Bryant. He was killed in a tragic helicopter accident along with his daughter earlier this year. Many of the Lakers players cited Bryant as their inspiration, chanting his iconic postseason comment after each game win - "the job's not finished." 

In addition to the team championship, James was also honored with the prestigious Finals M.V.P. award, the fourth in his career, making history the first N.B.A. player to receive the honor for three different franchises, Yahoo! News reports. James rounded out this year's season with an average of 29.8 points per game, 58% shooting range, 11.8 rebounds and 8.5 assists. 

His latest win continues to fuel the conversation around his "G.O.A.T." status, as he's compared to both Bryant and Michael Jordan. At 35-years-old, with 17 years under his belt, James is at the top of his game, planning to play an 18th season. 

"I told (Lakers owner Jeanie Buss) when I came here, I was going to put this franchise back in the position where it belongs. To be part of such a historical franchise, it's just an unbelievable feeling, not only for myself and my teammates but for the organization, for the coaches, for the trainers... We just want our respect, Rob [Pelinka] wants his respect, coach Vogel wants his respect, the Lakers organization wants their respect, and I want my damn respect too," James told reporters after the game.

Congratulations, LeBron!

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