Winning a championship is one of the best moments and biggest achievements of an athlete's life.
It makes all the tears, sweat, and blood that were put in, worth it.
And once, they've won it, sometimes the emotions are too much to hold in.
So, let's look at some of the best NBA championship celebrations we've sen over the decades.
During the GOAT's last game with the Chicago Bulls in the 1998 NBA Finals, Michael Jordan hit a championship-winning game-winner that became the best shot in NBA history. His happiness and pride spilled out during the celebration. This was iconic for the league because this was something we would never see again. The greatest of all time, celebrating for the last time.
After promising fans a title in June itself, Pat Riley had to come through and he did. The other teams did their best to prevent the Lakers from getting their second-straight title but couldn't. So, they deserved to celebrate the way they did after defeating the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Finals.
It's not every day we see a player win his 5th championship. Kobe led the Lakers to a title without Shaquille O'Neal and played at an incredibly high level. So, Kobe didn't hold back. He leapt onto the scorer's table and let the whole world know what he had accomplished. This is an image forever etched in the purple and gold's fans.
No one had more pressure to add a title to his accolades than LeBron James when he joined the Miami Heat. I mean, what kind of 'Chosen One' would he be? But when he did, Bron couldn't stop contain his happiness.
This moment of MJ's was the most human moment we've ever seen. Winning the championship on father's day brought Jordan into tears and it wasn't because of the exuberance but because his father wasn't there.
Finally winning a championship for his home team had LeBron James bawling his eyes out. Although his expressions were turned into memes later, his happiness about what he had achieved was surreal to witness.
When Garnett won his first NBA title with the Boston Celtics' he couldn't believe his eyes and even went about saying "Anything is impossible". Everyone who knows the kind of player he is knows how emotional he gets so nobody would expect anything else.
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