- Lakers put up sensational team performance in the NBA final to defeat Miami Heat
- LeBron James completed a triple-double: 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists
- Lakers are now tied with Boston Celtics with 17 NBA titles as most teams with the highest number of wins
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Lakers put up a remarkable show on Sunday night, October 11, as the Los Angeles based team defeated Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of the NBA finals, as they win the best-of-seven series four games to two.
The team has now won their 17th title of the competition to tie with Boston Celtics as teams with the most NBA titles in history.
The 'Showtime' are making an appearance in the finals for the first time since 2010 when late legend Kobe Bryant won his fifth NBA title.
Recall that Bryant died on January 26 along with his daughter Gianna and seven others following a ghastly helicopter crash.
And now LeBron James made an appearance in his 10th NBA finals having previously inspired the Heat to win two titles (2012 and 2013) and the Cleaveland Cavaliers (2016).
The game on Sunday night see him become NBA's all-time leader in playoff games played, at 260 and to add spice to his night, James completed a triple-double: 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists.
He was named NBA Finals MVP, the fourth time he has received this honor as he also becomes the first player in NBA history to earn NBA Finals MVP with three different teams.
Only Michael Jordan has more NBA Finals MVP awards, with six and after the game, James said:
"For me to be a part of such a historical franchise is an unbelievable feeling, not only for myself but for my teammates, for the organization, for the coaches, for the trainers, everybody that's here..
"We just want our respect. (Lakers vice president of basketball operations and general manager) Rob (Pelinka) wants his respect. (Lakers head) coach (Frank) Vogel wants his respect. Our organization wants their respect. Laker nation wants their respect. And I want my respect, too."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a woman took to Twitter to share a portrait which she painted of late basketball superstar, Kobe Bryant.
Yellaxoxo took to her page to post a picture of herself standing beside the portrait.
Die-hard fans of the basketball legend as well as fans of Yella's work all took to the comment section to either pay tribute to Kobe or compliment the artist on her talent.
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