“Job’s Finished”: Twitter Roars Kobe Bryant’s Name as Lakers Become the NBA Champions 2020

Published 10/11/2020, 10:32 PM EDT
Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (left) high fives forward Markieff Morris (center) and forward LeBron James (right) after a play against the Miami Heat during the third quarter in game six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The David vs Goliath battle of the NBA Finals came to an end on Sunday. However, the ending was rather different from that of the original story. Miami Heat’s David showed valor but failed to defeat the Lakers’ Goliath. They played a great last quarter but lacked the same greatness in the initial two, which cost them the game. 

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The Heat trailed 36-64 against the Lakers after the first two quarters. Such a huge deficit was impossible for a small Heat side to overcome, and nothing exceptional happened in Q4 either. Twitter went into a frenzy as the Lakers won their record-leveling 17th NBA Championship.

The Lakers are once again the best in the NBA

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One can’t take anything away from the Lakers who played a great season of basketball. They might not have got the chance to fight the top teams in the NBA Playoffs 2020, but that should not downsize their victory in any way. Unlike many other teams, they never had a consistent third option besides their star duo. Even then, the LA-based team somehow managed to always come out on top and make a statement.

Twitter exploded with innumerable threads on the Golden and Purple. While some celebs demanded that Rajon Rondo to be given the Finals MVP title, others wrote “job’s done” to mark the win as a tribute to Kobe Bryant. 

Lakers’ legend Magic Johnson broke down the technicalities of the game and wrote, “The World Champion @Lakers dominated the Heat with their swarming defense and controlled the Heat perimeter players Herro, Robinson, and Butler. Their smothering defense turned into fast breaks on offense, that’s why they blew out the Heat!”

 

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The Miami Heat also did a great job, but it wasn’t enough

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Bam Adebayo dropped a double-double with his 25 points and 10 rebounds. Still, the way the Lakers’ bench performed was just miraculous. It seemed as if Frank Vogel had set some different game-plan to surprise Erik Spoelstra’s men. The plan definitely worked as the Miami Heat seemed clueless about what to do about the Lakers for the first 36 minutes.

LeBron James scored a triple-double and set up many more NBA records as he closed the final game as one of his most memorable ever. The Lakers learned huge lessons from their Game 5 defeat, and as a result, they earned that coveted trophy in the end.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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