With a wire-to-wire 106-93 Game 6 victory, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals to raise their 17th NBA title in franchise history.
It ties them with the Boston Celtics for the most all-time. In this game, which Los Angeles led by as many 36 points, the Lakers began running away with the game and put it out of distance in the second quarter when they outscored the Miami Heat 36-16.
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From then on, the result was more or less certain and given their illustrious history, them winning another championship had their peers - former and current NBA players buzzing on Twitter:
The @Lakers are now tied with our heated rivals the Celtics with 17 NBA World Championships! 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆💍💍💍💍💍💍💍💍💍💍💍💍💍💍💍💍💍- Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) October 12, 2020
Big Big Congrts to @KingJames His legacy is still being written.....- DWade (@DwyaneWade) October 12, 2020
Carry on...🙌🏾🙏🏾💜 pic.twitter.com/SZikNpWsxN- Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) October 12, 2020
That #23 dude is pretty good!! Congrats to the @Lakers on another championship and to the @MiamiHEAT, wonderful team! Congrats to the @NBA also for doing very successfully what almost nobody thought could be done! #chapeau.- Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) October 12, 2020
Congratulations @Lakers #NBAChamps2020- Isiah Thomas (@IsiahThomas) October 12, 2020
It's odd not being @ #NBAFinals but @MiamiHEAT put up a good fight Strange times in the @NBA Bubble. I may not be there but I want to say Congratulations to @KingJames for winning the #BillRussellFinalsMVPaward & Congratulations to the @lakers #ForKobeAndGigi #MambaOut @NBAonABC pic.twitter.com/p91H7Td3t0- TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) October 12, 2020
My baby boy got to see his uncle win a chimp! Mase Keef Morris! No better feeling in the world! Real always win! Congrats kid! @Keefmorris pic.twitter.com/NHcwQZ4u1e- Marcus Morris (@MookMorris2) October 12, 2020
Heck of a run Miami. Congrats on another chip Lakers!- 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) October 12, 2020
🐍🏆.- Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) October 12, 2020
It was only right for the Lakers to win the championship this year!!! That was for Kobe 💛💜- Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) October 12, 2020
kobe 🐍- Ja Morant (@JaMorant) October 12, 2020
#JobWellDone 🏀💪🏽 @Lakers 🏆 @nba #2020 #Champions #MVP @KingJames #Respect 💯 pic.twitter.com/MeewwAp6r4- GARY PAYTON (@GaryPayton) October 12, 2020
only right! congrats to the lakeshow!!! #kobe 🖤- Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) October 12, 2020
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