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Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat drives against Kendrick Perkins #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Five of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 21, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Miami Heat Finish A Dream Started In 2008

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.

CBS Miami–06/22/2012

(Source: CBSMiami) Fans Proclaim Heat National Champions as they gathered on a street corner to celebrate

Fans Erupt After Explosive Heat Brings Home The Trophy

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.

CBS4–06/21/2012

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Law Enforcement Prepping For Possible Heat Win

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.

CBS Miami–06/21/2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 17: Miami Heat players Chris Bosh #1, Mario Chalmers #15, LeBron James #6 and Dwyane Wade #3 celebrate while playing the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Three of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 17, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron Ready To Carry Heat To Victory

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.

CBS Miami–06/21/2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 19:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat goes for a jump shot against Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Four of the 2012 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder at American Airlines Arena on June 19, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron & Heat Look For Redemption 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.

CBS4–06/20/2012

Mario Chalmers

Stores Prep To Get Heat Championship Gear Sold First

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.

CBS4–06/20/2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 19: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on against the Miami Heat in Game Four of the 2012 NBA Finals on June 19, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Thunder Face Steep Odds Down 3-1

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.

CBS4–06/20/2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 19: Norris Cole #30 of the Miami Heat goes for a jump shot during Game Four of the 2012 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder at American Airlines Arena on June 19, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Cole & Chalmers Get To The Point(s) In Game 4

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.

CBS4–06/20/2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 19: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat makes a 3-point basket late in the fourth quarter against Thabo Sefolosha #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Four of the 2012 NBA Finals on June 19, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. The Heat won 104-98.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

LeBron’s Late 3-Pointer A Defining Moment

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.

CBS4–06/20/2012

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Heat Shut Down Thunder 104-98 In 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.

CBS Miami–06/19/2012

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