Jun 21, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) celebrates with the Bill Russell mvp trophy after winning the NBA championship in game five of the 2012 NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena. The Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

LeBron James wins first title: Best of the Web


“It’s about damn time.” That’s what LeBron James said after winning his first title Thursday night.

Well, now it’s about damn time to take a look at how the web reacted to it.

For a look at how the Finals were won, check out this blog from Time Magazine:

There’s real joy in James’ game. Sure, you can still hold the “Decision” against him, and dock James points for not winning that first title in Cleveland. But give him credit: LeBron James loves sharing the basketball. The Heat finished with 14 three-point shots on Thursday, tying a Finals record, and Miami’s downtown barrage all starts with LeBron. He draws the attention, then throws perfect pitches to his open teammates. Jordan and Kobe Bryant are cold-blooded scorers: they passed when they had to.

For a look at how the Thunder felt after the Finals were lost, check out USA Today:

“If you’re going to feel sorry for yourself, you might as well not come to the game tonight,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said of the Western Conference champions after his team’s morning shoot-around. “There’s no reason to hide from this moment.”

The New York sports media couldn’t keep the Knicks out of the conversation, even though the Heat knocked them out a month ago (via the New York Daily News):

The Knicks aren’t going to beat the Heat the way the Knicks of the 1990s couldn’t beat Michael Jordan… That is the fact of the NBA season that just ended as much as the fact of what James and Wade and Bosh and their supporting cast did to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the beatdown they gave them in Game 5.

And then there was twitter.

Via Dan Gilbert (Cavs owner, James hater):

Notice anything missing from that tweet?

The season that almost wasn’t is now over, but with the draft less than a week away keep you Internet dial tuned into RobertoGato.com for all the prospect, free agent, and trade news you can handle.

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  • http://www.motorolacase.com sweettessd

    This time lebron james does not feel any pressure. He plays his game like the way he used to play. All he wants is to be a champion which he feels the management in Cleveland Cavaliers cannot provide him. So he goes to miami where he feel there is so much help he gets. The only issue is the way he presented his decision to the public which is very insulting to cleveland fans.He made a mistake and he must be humble with it.