Lakers NBA championship win: Obama, Acho and others congratulate team, say LeBron kept his promise to Kobe

The Lakers won in a 106-93 victory over Miami Heat in Game 6 of their best of seven series

                            Lakers NBA championship win: Obama, Acho and others congratulate team, say LeBron kept his promise to Kobe
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It was a special win for Los Angeles Lakers fans, this Sunday, on October 11. It was a perfect end to a season. LeBron James and Anthony Davis’s excellent performance helped the team to clinch the 2020 NBA champions title after defeating Miami Heat at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The Lakers won in a 106-93 victory over Miami in Game 6 of their best of seven series, as reported by People.

As per the report, the hard-earned win comes nearly nine months after Lakers' legendary player Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash that killed eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. After the tragic January 26 incident, the Lakers have continued to pay tribute to Bryant and his daughter. When the playoffs began in July, the team brought back their ‘Black Mamba’ uniforms for the first time since the 2017-2018 season. There was an addition of a No 2 patch in memory of Gianna, who wore the number while playing at the Mamba Sports Academy, reports People.

The uniforms were designed by Bryant after his retirement from the NBA in 2016. Bryant had won five championships during his 20 years with the franchise. The team had a 4-1 record this postseason when playing in the Black Mamba uniforms; their only loss was in Game 5 of the Finals. This is the 17th title for the franchise, seeing the Lakers on par with the Boston Celtics for the most titles in NBA history. This was the Lakers' first NBA Finals appearance since 2010 when Bryant won his fifth and final NBA title. 

Celebrities took to Twitter to congratulate the team. Former President Barack Obama tweeted, “Congrats to the @Lakers and @Seattlestorm on their championship wins! Proud of all the NBA and WNBA teams and players who've been using their platforms to take a stand for racial justice and encourage civic participation this season.”  Footballer Emmanuel Acho tweeted, “January 27th, a day after Kobe Bryant’s death, LeBron James wrote, “I promise you I’ll continue your legacy”.  Kobe’s legacy was founded on winning championships for the #Lakers. So today, LeBron not only wins his 4th title, but delivers on his promise.  #Mamba #KingJames”




Earvin "Magic" Johnson wrote: “I am so proud and happy for my sister, @Lakers owner @JeanieBuss, for winning an NBA Championship!! Your father is so proud of you! Dr. Buss won and now you can say you’ve won an NBA Championship!!” Basketball player Pau Gasol wrote: “This one is for you brother, for you Gianna, for Vanessa, for Natalia, for Bianka and for Capri. SnakeBlack heart Congratulations to the entire @Lakers team, @JeanieBuss and the Lakers family for winning the 17th championship!!” Writer Emily V Gordon said, “Just on an aimless drive through LA and a ton of fireworks started exploding on all sides of us. Truly one of the most lovely and magical things I’ve seen in a while. Thank you Lakers. Thank you Los Angeles. ...if you were curious what weird thing made me cry this week.”






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