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Lakers vs Heat: 'This one's for Kobe' say emotional fans as Los Angeles beat Miami to win 17th NBA Championship

The Lakers trounced Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 and there was an avalanche of tweets as the world celebrated the win and Kobe Bryant
UPDATED OCT 12, 2020
Kobe Bryant (Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant (Getty Images)

And it's done. The Los Angeles Lakers may have been denied a win on Friday wearing their Mamba jerseys but in their immaculate white jerseys, they trounced Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 to win their 17th NBA Championship Finals, and the team and the fans had just one thing to say, "This one's for Kobe Bryant." The legend died early this year in a helicopter crash leaving fans across the globe devastated. With the win, it was just an avalanche on social media as fans celebrated the win as their own remembering Kobe as Twitter trended with Kobe even before the win.

"Lakers were meant to win a championship this year. Kobe & Gigi are smiling like this in heaven right now," read one of the tweets.


"This was for you Kobe Bryant!!! " read a comment.


"Let That Message Sink In King James You Did It For Kobe"


"This one is for you @kobebryant #LakersNation@Lakers Back where we belong man!" wrote one of the fans.


"@kobebryant⁩ was part of this tonight!! Congrats ⁦@KingJames for putting Laker Nation back on top!! " a fan opined.


There was major praise for LeBron as well. "2 rings in Miami - Goes back to his hometown team, breaks a 52 year championship drought in historic fashion - Goes to L.A. brings the Lakers back to relevance and wins them a title the same year Kobe passes away I’ve said it before.. but LeBron’s documentary is gonna go CRAZY," a fan remarked.


"Prayers for Vanessa Bryant. I wish she still had Kobe and Gigi with her. This is what she posted on Instagram a few minutes ago." read one of the comments.


And here's an ultimate tribute: "I’ve had these bottles and picture since 2010.... I’m so fucking overwhelmed with emotions, we f**king did it.... miss you kobe"


"This championship is dedicated to Kobe Bean Bryant tonight we honor and celebrate all the hard work you put in for this franchise and all the great memories you made for the Los Angeles Lakers. Thank you for making me love this great game of basketball! #ForKobe #Lakers," an emotional fan wrote on Twitter.


"The Lakers win their 17th Championship on Father-Dauguter Day. It seems like it was destined to be, after the great loss the Lakers suffered earlier this year.Rest In Peace Kobe Bryant, along with Gianna and all the other passengers involved in the tragedy of January 26th," wrote a fan. "I love this win and the dedication but it makes it so unbelievable he's gone. Love You, Kobe," tweeted another.



"It’s so so fresh losing Kobe and his young daughter Gigi. I still feel the pain for Vanessa and daughters #ripkobe," read a tweet. "When Kobe passed away, Lebron promised Lakers fan that he will do whatever it takes to win them a championship Tonight, Lebron fulfilled his promise.  #NBAFinals #Kobethisisforyou #lakers." said one fan.



"Nothing but respect for @JimmyButler and the rest of the @MiamiHEAT; but what a special run for the @Lakers led by @KingJames
. Congrats! #blackmamba #Kobethisisforyou," commented another.