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LeBron James crowned Finals MVP as Lakers end NBA title drought

Delfin Dioquino

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LeBron James crowned Finals MVP as Lakers end NBA title drought

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 11: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates with Quinn Cook #28 of the Los Angeles Lakers and teammates after winning the 2020 NBA Championship in Game Six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on October 11, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images/AFP


LeBron James becomes the first player in NBA history to win Finals MVP with 3 different teams

Another NBA title, another Finals MVP award for LeBron James.

James earned his fourth Finals MVP trophy as he steered the Los Angeles Lakers to their first NBA championship in a decade with a six-game conquest of the Miami Heat.

The four-time NBA MVP churned out a triple-double of 28 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists in their closeout 106-93 win.

“We just want our respect,” James said after the game.

“[Lakers general manager] Rob (Pelinka) wants his respect. Coach (Frank) Vogel wants his respect. Our organization want their respect. Laker Nation want their respect. I want my damn respect, too.”

James hardly looked like the 17-year veteran that he is as he normed 29.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, 8.5 assists, and 1.2 steals in the title series to be named Finals MVP in all of his 4 championships.

He joined Michael Jordan as the only players in NBA history to bag 4 Finals MVP plums and the first player to clinch the award with 3 different teams after winning it with the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“It means a lot to represent this franchise. I told [Lakers owner] Jeanie (Buss) when I came here I was going to put this franchise back in the position where it belongs,” James said.

“To be a part of a historical franchise, it is an unbelievable feeling.” –

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.