News: Miami Heat Repeat As Back-To-Back Champs, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled & Pitbull React [Video]
Friday, Jun 21, 2013 7:24AM
NBA superstar LeBron James lead his Miami Heat to a consecutive championship victory with an impressive 95-88 victory over the Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs Thursday (June 20) night.
LeBron put up nearly 40 points to help teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh earn another championship ring.
LeBron James and the Miami Heat remain atop the NBA, and not even a proud push from the San Antonio Spurs could knock them down. James led the Heat to their second straight title, scoring 37 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in a 95-88 victory Thursday night in a tense Game 7 that was tight until Miami pulled away in the final minute. Winning the title they needed to validate their best season in franchise history -- and perhaps the three-superstar system they used to build it -- the Heat ran off with the second straight thriller in the NBA's first championship series to go the distance since 2010. (Fox News)
King James credited his pre-game routines and study of the Spurs for helping his on-court performance.
"I watched film, and my mind started to work," James said. "I said, 'OK, this is how they're going to play me for the whole series.' I looked at all my regular-season stats, and I was one of the best midrange shooters in the game. I shot a career high from the three-point line. "I just told myself, 'Don't abandon what you've done all year. Don't abandon now because they're going under (screens). Don't force the paint. If it's there, take it. If not, take the jumper. "The repetition, the practices, the off-season training, no matter how big the stakes are, no matter what's on the line, just go with it. And I was able to do that." (USA Today)
Miami rap star Rick Ross applauded his Heat for pulling out another big season-ending win.
"The Miami Heat. #JusticeForTrayvon #HoodiesUp pic.twitter.com/qDWzBZVBPJ," Ross tweeted June 21. (Rick Ross' Twitter)
Fellow South Beach resident DJ Khaled boasted over his team's win.
"Get the miami heat anthem now on itunes ! @Acehood #WEOUTCHEA @WeTheBestMusic" (DJ Khaled's Twitter)
Miami rapper Pitbull contributed to the celebration tweets with a few words of his own.
"Its all about @MiamiHEAT back to back world champs @NBA daaallleee" (Pitbull's Twitter)
Check out post-game footage: