The Miami Heat are Your 2012 NBA Champions

by June 22, 2012

Congrats to the Miami Heat, who deservedly won the 2012 NBA Championship after taking down the Oklahoma City Thunder in five hard-fought games. Be sure to catch up on anything you might’ve missed in our liveblog, and here are some details from ESPN’s recap: “The critics can stop now. King James is finally a champion. Behind yet another stellar effort from the regular season’s most valuable player, the Miami Heatrouted the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals as LeBron James won his first championship. James, whose ‘I’ll be taking my talents to South Beach’ declaration angered the masses and made the Heat into league-wide villains two summers ago, capped his stellar 2012 Finals with a triple-double. James scored 26, adding 13 assists and 11 rebounds and was unanimously voted the Finals’ most valuable player. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, the other two-thirds of Miami’s ‘Big Three,’ poured in 20 and 24, respectively. Mike Miller scored 23 points on 7-for-8 shooting from 3-point range for Miami, which adds this title to the one it claimed in 2006.”