James, who has been ridiculed for coming up small in big moments, hit two crucial free throws after the jump shot with 23 seconds left to give the Heat a six-point lead. King James, who took home his second consecutive Finals MVP, scored 22 points in the second half, including nine points the in the final quarter, during his 37-point, 12-rebound effort.
And LeBron was more than willing to give a shout out to his haters moments after his performance.
With back-to-back titles, the comparisons will crop up once again.
Michael Jordan won his first championship at 28. Lebron James at 28 has 2. Isn't it premature to rule him out?
LeBron even showed off his outside touch in Game 7, hitting 5 of 10 from beyond the arc. The Spurs have been daring LeBron to shoot from the outside all series, opting to go under screens to keep James out of the paint. But this strategy backfired big time Thursday.
This is the second consecutive time LeBron has stepped in an elimination game. In Game 6, James scored 18 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to help the Heat force Thursday’s Game 7. Oh, and he secured his fourth triple-double in his Finals career.
And what did LeBron's running mate -- Dwyane Wade -- have to say after the epic conclusion?
CIRCUS IN TOWN?
LeBron James rarely fails to amaze. How else can you explain this ridiculous layup while getting fouled in the second quarter of a back-and-forth first half?
Tim Duncan has been known for his skills in the post, but what about his fast-break skills? We got a first-hand look in the first quarter. Well, at least he completed the move.
WHAT ARE THESE?
With all the alternate jerseys in the NBA, you can’t tell what’s real or fake. Well, at least we know these were not real.
*EXCLUSIVE* the uniforms the Miami Heat will be wearing tomorrow night. Cool Pond for Miami Heat S/S 2013 Collection pic.twitter.com/YsBAcAbeih