This kid below from the infamous â€śI Hate The Miami Heatâ€ť YouTube video is probably having an even worse time now.
The Miami Heat have become the 2012 NBA Champions, destroying two seasons of horrible media treatment, ending years of one-sided ridicule thrown at the NBA MVP, and putting an enormous band-aid on all the years the fans — and Dwayne Wade — suffered as a one-man show.
Heat President Pat Riley assembled this team in the summer of 2010 to win multiple championships. Forwards LeBron James and Chris Bosh and guard Dwayne Wade â€” who has a ring from leading the Heat to the 2006 title â€” have accepted that it’s championship or bust.
Coming into tonightâ€™s game 3-1 against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Finals, the Heat definitely had the odds in their favor. The Heat immersed themselves into the process and focus of the game, treating it as a Game 7; and it paid off handsomely.
This past season, James was critiqued for not being a clutch player in the Finals. This year against the Oklahoma City Thunder â€” in the last five minutes of a game when neither team leads or trails by more than five points â€” James was first, with 14 points, shooting 4-for-7 from the field and 5-for-6 on free throws.
The voyage for the Heat hasn’t been exactly easy, but it’s not supposed to be.
They trailed the Indiana Pacers 2-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinals and won, despite losing Bosh in the series opener to an abdominal strain that put him out of commission for nine games.
They were down 3-2 against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals, Miami forced a Game 7 and won the series.
The Heat started the NBA Finals on the road and gave up Game 1 to the Thunder.
They found out how to win without Bosh, who didn’t come back until late in the series versus the Celtics. They found out how to win with Bosh coming off the bench and when he came back to the starting lineup.
Maybe, these NBA Champions have figured it all out. Well, at least for this season.