For the 2012 Miami Heat, their destiny as champions was born in 2008 at the Olympics and then put into place in the summer of July 2010 when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh joined forces to chase an NBA Championship.
From the fans packed into the American Airlines Arena to the people watching in bars across 2 counties, a massive cheer went up with the Miami Heat gave South Florida it’s second NBA Championship, erasing the pain of last year’s loss and vindicating Miami’s 3 kings and the team they lead.
With the Miami Heat just one victory away from hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy as NBA Champions, law enforcement in Miami is preparing for what could be a wild party in the streets Thursday night and into Friday morning.
Only one victory stands in the way of the Miami Heat and a NBA Championship. For NBA MVP LeBron James, he’s put last year’s bad performance behind him and is ready to carry the Heat to the title in Game 5.
After a poor performance in the 2004 Olympics, USA Basketball brought together the Redeem Team and won it all. Last year, the Miami Heat, LeBron James specifically, played horribly and lost the NBA Finals. What a difference a year makes.
The Miami Heat haven’t won the championship yet, but only one more victory is needed. So, sporting goods stores in South Florida are already preparing to have the Heat championship gear available as soon as possible.
Now that the Miami Heat have taken a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals, some are saying the series is already over and Thursday’s game will just be a coronation game. NBA history may give that argument some leverage.
As the Miami Heat struggled in the first quarter of Game 4, head coach Erik Spoelstra looked to his bench and decided to give rookie Norris Cole some minutes. By the time the game was over, Cole and a rejuvenated Mario Chalmers had helped Miami seal a big win in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
Every superstar who looks to cement a legacy and win a championship has a signature moment. Miami Heat superstar LeBron James needed that moment and he got it late in the fourth quarter of Game 4.
The Miami Heat moved one game closer to it’s second NBA Championship Tuesday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena with a thrilling 104-98 victory in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.