After several long months of battling in the NBA bubble for the post-season’s title, Los Angeles Lakers star and former Kentucky Wildcat Anthony Davis was crowned a champion on Sunday evening. The Lakers took down the Miami Heat, 106-93, in Game 6 to clinch the best-of-seven series.
Davis’ teammate Lebron James was (to no surprise) named NBA Finals MVP. Another teammate of Davis’, former Wildcat Rajon Rondo, won his second title of his career (2008, Boston Celtics). Lakers head coach (and UK Alum) Frank Vogel also received his first ring as a coach.
For Davis, he becomes just the eighth player in the history of basketball to win a NCAA, NBA and Olympic championship. He was arguably the most dominant player on the floor through multiple stretches of the finals and with free agency pending, it’s highly unlikely he’ll be going anywhere. James looked as good as ever in the bubble and the Lakers now have flexibility to upgrade at a few areas of “need.”
It wasn’t in front of the Staples Center crowd, but there’s still nothing like winning your first NBA title. And for Davis, he can now say he’s an NBA champion. Unless Father Time comes unexpectedly knocking on James’ door, the opportunity for Davis to add another title is just around the corner.
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