LeBron James Creates Unthinkable Records in NBA Finals as Lakers Win NBA Championship

Published 10/11/2020, 10:26 PM EDT
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dribbles while defended by Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) during the first quarter in game six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers have won the NBA Championship for the 17th time in franchise history. It was a sensational all-around performance from the purple and gold that sealed the series led by LeBron James.

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The entire Heat team put up a nightmarish performance from, and the Lakers made sure to contain Jimmy Butler. Following Butler’s poor performance, the entire team collapsed. On the Lakers forefront, Rajon Rondo turned back the clock and had a memorable performance scoring 19 points.

LeBron James was terrific in his quest for the fourth ring of his career. In the process, James passed former Lakers player Derek Fisher for the most playoff games in NBA history.

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James added another feather to his cap and climbed up the ranks of the NBA record books yet again. He is now third in all-time free throws made in the NBA Finals. James is just behind NBA legends Bill Russell and Jerry West on the elite list.

LeBron kept adding more records to his name in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. James registered another triple-double in the Finals, making it a total of 11 triple-doubles in his career. Former Lakers superstar Magic Johnson is the nearest to LBJ with eight TDs in Finals.

In his 10th Finals appearance, LeBron has once again proved that he still has a lot left in the tank. James finished the 2020 postseason run by scoring 28 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists in Game 6.

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers fulfilled their promise to Kobe Bryant

The Los Angeles Lakers during the national anthem before game six of the 2020 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After Kobe Bryant‘s death back in January, the Lakers had just one goal; winning the NBA championship for Kobe. After a long and tiring season, they have finally fulfilled their promise. The Lakers are the NBA champions for the 17th time in NBA history.

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Even after being doubted multiple times during their championship run, the Lakers overcame what the naysayers had to say. They absolutely crushed the Heat in the decisive game and never lifted their foot off the paddle in the entire game.

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What did you think about the Lakers’ amazing championship run? Will the Lakers be able to defend their title next season?

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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