The Los Angeles Lakers have done it. They are your 2020 NBA Champions, defeating the Miami Heat in six games to win the 2020 NBA Finals 4-2. This is the Lakers’ first championship since Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol won in 2010, and is the 17th championship during the Lakers’ long and illustrious history. The Lakers were a two-headed monster all season with LeBron James and Anthony Davis with both continuing that stellar play through our these playoffs and the Finals, however, only one could be awarded 2020 NBA Finals MVP. That recognition will be going to LeBron James, who was voted to be the MVP by the media following game five.
LeBron James wins his fourth NBA Finals MVP award, averaging 30.2 points, 11.4 rebounds, and 8.2 assists in these Finals going into tonight. LeBron is now second all-time in most NBA Finals MVP awards, only to Michael Jordan’s six. This breaks the previous tie that he had with Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Tim Duncan. He now inches closer and closer towards proving to the haters that his career is at least equal to Jordan’s, needing only two more rings and Finals MVP trophies to finally silence the critics.
LeBron was absolutely amazing all year for the Lakers, averaging 25.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 10.2 assists per game. He was a runner-up in MVP voting, and was selected to the first-team All-NBA. He continues his brilliant career at the age of 35-years-old in the city of angels, as LeBron is under contract for the 2020-21 season with a player option in the 2021 offseason for the 2021-22 season.
Anthony Davis misses out on his fourth Finals MVP trophy, as this ends up as one of the hardest Finals MVP awards to choose in recent memory. The two were a true 1A and 1B for the Lakers in regards to who was the best player on the team, with the designation usually flipping from week-to-week. Lakers fans won’t really care about Davis missing out on the award though, as all that matters is that the Lakers won, and have now tied the Boston Celtics for most championships in NBA history.