The lengthy 2020 NBA season came to an end on Sunday night as the Los Angeles Lakers closed out the NBA Finals with the Miami Heat with a convincing 106-93 victory in Game 6. The win gave the Lakers their 17th title in franchise history -- a mark that ties the Boston Celtics for the most all-time. Lakers forward LeBron James won his fourth title, and he was named Finals MVP for the fourth time in his storied career. With the win, James joined Michael Jordan as the only two players ever with four Finals MVP awards.
As expected, Twitter had a whole lot to say following the conclusion of the 2020 season, and there was certainly no shortage of Lakers, and LeBron appreciation after 'The King' was able to claim his fourth ring.
It’s odd not being @ #NBAFinals but @MiamiHEAT put up a good fight Strange times in the @NBA Bubble. I may not be there but I want to say Congratulations to @KingJames for winning the #BillRussellFinalsMVPaward & Congratulations to the @lakers #ForKobeAndGigi #MambaOut @NBAonABC pic.twitter.com/p91H7Td3t0— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) October 12, 2020
LeBron James is a living breathing NBA history book.— InsideHoops.com NBA (@InsideHoops) October 12, 2020
it’s insane to be alive witnessing lebron james in real time. hate to say it but glad I was born.— halsey and1 (@halseyandone) October 12, 2020
People were also quick to praise the NBA, its teams, players, and partners for successfully executing the bubble and completing their season after a suspension that lasted for over four months. Especially impressive was the fact that there were no positive COVID-19 tests during the entirety of the bubble. The league's plan was well thought out, well-executed, and their overall commitment to safety was clear.
Bravo to the NBA, the teams, and all the players for pulling off The Bubble. It took buy-in from everyone involved for 172 NBA games to be played over three months and have ZERO positive coronavirus tests. What a remarkable achievement.— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) October 12, 2020
L.A. had previously dedicated their season to Kobe Bryant, and the late Lakers legend was a hot topic on social media after Game 6.
There was also no shortage of respect shown for the Miami Heat, who were the surprise team of the season. The Heat became the first fifth seed to make it all the way to the NBA Finals, and that's pretty impressive. Jimmy Butler led the way for Miami, and his play throughout the postseason earned universal respect.
It took two all-time Finals games by Jimmy Butler for the Heat to avoid what should've happened - a sweep.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) October 12, 2020
Jimmy Butler is a bit like his pal Mark Wahlberg was in The Departed. Great performance but you're also up against some true greats.— Zito (@_Zeets) October 12, 2020
All praises due to Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat.— Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson) October 12, 2020
Once the job was done, the champagne was flowing in the Lakers locker room.