The NBA Finals are complete, and for the 17th time in franchise history, the Los Angeles Lakers are champions. Led by four-time Finals MVP LeBron James, the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in six games to claim the Larry O'Brien Trophy at ESPN's Wide World of Sports at the Walt Disney World Resort, bringing an end to the longest season in NBA history. James claimed his fourth NBA championship and became the first player to win Finals MVP honors with three different teams (2012 and 2013 Miami Heat, 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers, 2020 Los Angeles Lakers).
Re-live all the best moments from the 2020 NBA Finals from inside the NBA's bubble right here.
Los Angeles Lakers (1) def. Miami Heat (5), 4-2
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LeBron James scores triple-double to lead Lakers to 2020 championship
LeBron James puts up 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists to notch his 11th Finals triple-double, the most in NBA history.
The bubble gave the Lakers time to reflect on what got the franchise through their most difficult year. -- Ramona Shelburne
Michael Jordan has reigned as the GOAT. How does LeBron James' fourth NBA title change the debate? -- Zach Lowe
After the longest season in NBA history, LeBron James and the Lakers celebrated a 17th franchise title and reflected on the year that was. -- Dave McMenamin and Malika Andrews
LeBron James and the Lakers are the champions of the NBA bubble. Our experts break down the biggest moments from Game 6 of the Finals.
As they sit atop the NBA once more, how did the Lakers arrive at this point in the second year with LeBron? -- Dave McMenamin
After an inspired NBA Finals run, Miami has big calls to make on several key players. -- Bobby Marks
Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst offer instant reaction to the Los Angeles Lakers' closeout Game 6 win over the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals.
• Lakers dominate Heat for 1st NBA title in a decade
• LeBron wins fourth Finals MVP; only MJ has more
• Lakers (+375) favored to repeat as champions
• Pelinka: Summoned vital energy via Kobe's spirit
• L.A. turns rowdy as fans pack downtown street
• Heat's Butler: Didn't do my job, but 'we'll be back'
Tweet of the Night
Finals MVP LeBron: 'I want my damn respect'
LeBron James reacts to winning his fourth NBA Finals and his first with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Butler's Heat top LeBron, Lakers in Game 5 thriller
Jimmy Butler and the Heat outscore LeBron James and the Lakers 111-108 to force a Game 6.
Jimmy Butler drove the Heat to a big Game 5 win. Here's what the Lakers can do to claim the NBA title. -- Kevin Pelton
Jimmy Butler and LeBron James put on a show late in Game 5, with a championship on the line for the Lakers.
After reigning as champions for 16 months, the Toronto Raptors coach reflects on his time in the NBA bubble and the intense Lakers-Heat Game 5. -- Jackie MacMullan
Zach Lowe, Brian Windhorst and former NBA All-Star Chris Bosh offer instant reaction to the Miami Heat's epic Game 5 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 NBA Finals.
Tweet of the Night
Jimmy butler .... 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼@JimmyButler is not over ...— Marco Belinelli (@marcobelinelli) October 10, 2020
Lakers win Game 4 behind big fourth quarter
The Lakers get contributions from up and down the roster in the fourth quarter, and they take Game 4 102-96.
LeBron: I'm gonna continue not to sleep until the job is done
LeBron James credits his teammates for performing in the Lakers' Game 4 win, plus how he'll prepare for Game 5 with an extra day's rest.
Here's how the Lakers pulled off a critical win and what it means for Game 5. -- Kirk Goldsberry
Brian Windhorst, Zach Lowe and Raptors coach Nick Nurse offer instant reaction to the Los Angeles Lakers' Game 4 win over the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals.
Tweet of the Night
People were killing KCP last year...need to be thanking him with how he played this series— Josh Hart (@joshhart) October 7, 2020
Butler outduels LeBron; Heat back in series
Jimmy Butler goes for 40 points, including clutch baskets down the stretch, leading the Heat to a Game 3 victory and back into the series.
Butler: 'I think we realize that we belong'
Jimmy Butler attributes the Heat's Game 3 win to finding a way to rebound and discovering inner confidence within the team.
• Points: Jimmy Butler (MIA), 40 points
• Rebounds: Jimmy Butler (MIA), 11 rebounds
• Assists: Jimmy Butler (MIA), 13 assists
Despite being short-handed and down 2-0, the Heat summoned their pride in Game 3. -- Kevin Arnovitz
NBA players took to social media to praise Butler, whose triple-double helped the Heat to their first win over the Lakers.
Zach Lowe, Brian Windhorst and coach David Fizdale offer instant reaction to the Miami Heat's Game 3 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 NBA Finals.
Tweet of the Night
They really tried to trick us into thinking that Jimmy wasn't a guy that you want on your team if you wanna win 🤦🏽♂️.— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) October 5, 2020
LeBron, AD drawing comparisons to another Lakers legendary duo
Dave McMenamin details how the LeBron James and Anthony Davis partnership is being compared to the Kobe Bryant-Shaquille O'Neal duo.
LeBron knows AD will come through every night
LeBron James breaks down the Lakers Game 2 win in the NBA Finals and how they can get better going forward in the series.
From the 2012 Olympics to the 2020 NBA Finals, Anthony Davis' continues to make good on Kobe Bryant's faith in him. -- Ramona Shelburne
The captain of the Miami Heat tried desperately to motivate his teammates during Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
Zach Lowe, Brian Windhorst and Kendrick Perkins offer instant reaction to the Los Angeles Lakers' Game 2 win over the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals.
Tweet of the Night
How the hell did AD and bron end up on the same team??— Evan Turner (@thekidet) October 3, 2020
2 of the top 5 players in the world.
I feel like that fact isn't said loud enough when it comes to comparisons and "what if's" conversations/arguments.
Anthony Davis shines with 34 in first NBA Finals appearance
Anthony Davis leads the Lakers in scoring with 34 points on the night to help Los Angeles make easy work of Miami in Game 1.
AD: 'This is the moment I've waited for my entire career'
Anthony Davis reflects on the Lakers' Game 1 win over the Heat and talks about his personal feat of 34 points in his first career NBA Finals game.
Anthony Davis, LeBron James and the Lakers blew out the injury-riddled Heat in Game 1. Here's what it means for the rest of the series.
As Chris Bosh watches his former teammate and team duel for this year's title, he roots them on and laments what might have been. -- Jackie MacMullan
Zach Lowe, Brian Windhorst and Doris Burke offer instant reaction to the Los Angeles Lakers' Game 1 win over the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals.
Tweet of the Night
Always look forward to watching the NBA Finals--and tonight I had the chance to thank a great group of first-time poll workers with @morethanavote.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 1, 2020
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News and analysis
Here are six stats that demonstrate just how special and singular James' postseason career has been. -- Kirk Goldsberry
In the biggest moments, everyone expects Playoff Rondo. But that's not the road Rajon Rondo took back to the Finals. -- Jackie MacMullan
The NBA bubble has come to an end. Here are unseen moments from inside the league's unique campus in Florida.
The Miami Heat guard has left it all on the court in the Finals. -- Ramona Shelburne
• Pelton: How the AD trade changed everything
• Lowe: How LeBron set the tone for the Lakers' dominance
• The ties that bind the Lakers and Heat
• Shelburne: The mind games of Andre Iguodala
• How the NBA navigated its longest, most unpredictable year
How the Lakers got here
For the first time in 10 years, the Lakers are back in the NBA Finals, familiar territory for LeBron James. It means more in 2020. -- Ramona Shelburne
Inside the secret dinner with LeBron James and Jeanie Buss that took the Lakers from all-drama to all-business. -- Ramona Shelburne
Four months after a trade deadline didn't give the Pelicans and Lakers what they wanted, some new faces, a lost wallet and a jersey swap marked the start of a new path for two franchises. -- Dave McMenamin
Kobe Bryant died as the Lakers returned from a cross-country road trip. The five days that followed were like no others in the history of Laker Nation. -- Ramona Shelburne
How the Heat got here
The word "culture" gets tossed around in sports. Miami's is real.
Becoming an NBA All-Star at age 22 is only the latest surprise in the rapid rise of the next great Heat star. -- Zach Lowe
Jimmy Butler has found his basketball nirvana in Miami after three tumultuous stops in Chicago, Minnesota and Philadelphia. -- Nick Friedell
The former Division III player had ample opportunity to call it quits. Now he's one of the best shooters in the NBA. -- Ramona Shelburne