MIAMI — Es definitivo, LeBron James tomó una buena decisión cuando se mudó a Miami. Finalmente es campeón de la NBA y todo ha valido la pena.

James anotó 26 puntos, repartió 13 asistencias y atrapó 11 rebotes, además de recibir el tipo de ayuda que le prometieron para que firmara con el Heat de Miami, que apabulló el jueves 121-106 al Thunder de Oklahoma City en el quinto partido de la final.

El astro del Heat fue nombrado el jugador más valioso. Y su equipo es el mejor de la liga. Semejante combinación era lo que buscaba James cuando tomó la controversial decisión de mudar sus talentos al sur de la Florida, aunque con ello le rompió el corazón a los aficionados de Cleveland, el equipo con el que debutó.

"Esto significa todo para mí", dijo James momentos después de la victoria. "Tomé una decisión difícil al marcharme de Cleveland, pero entendía cuál era mi futuro... Sabía que tendría un futuro brillante. Este es un sueño convertido en realidad. Definitivamente todo ha dado frutos".

Miami se dio incluso el lujo de sacar de la cancha a James, a Dwyane Wade y a Chris Bosh cuando restaban 3:01 del desigual duelo. Todos comenzaron a abrazarse en el banquillo. Para James, ése fue el inicio de una celebración que había esperado desde que llegó a la NBA, como la primera selección del "draft" de 2003.

James saltó sin cesar en los últimos minutos. Cuando sonó la chicharra final, se abrazó varios segundos con su rival Kevin Durant y vio la lluvia de confeti que caía desde el techo del inmueble.

El Heat tomó el control del partido en el segundo periodo, pasó apuros momentáneos en el tercero pero de inmediato le restó todo el suspenso a la noche, apoyado en sus estrellas. James se limitó a servir el balón a sus compañeros desmarcados, para que encestaran triples, mientras el Thunder concentraba toda la atención en él.

Bosh y Wade, los otros integrantes del trío estelar que prometió junto con James títulos para Miami hace un par de años, tuvieron estupendas actuaciones. Bosh, que rompió a llorar el año pasado, cuando el Heat cayó en el sexto partido de la final, totalizó 24 puntos, mientras que Wade añadió 20.

El Heat recibió también una gran ayuda de Mike Miller, que acertó siete triples y totalizó 23 puntos.

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La final juego a juego

Martes, Jun. 12: Oklahoma City 105, Miami 94

Jueves, Jun. 14: Miami 100, Oklahoma City, 96

Domingo, Jun. 17: Miami 91, Oklahoma City 85

Martes, Jun. 19: Miami 104, Oklahoma City, 98

Jueves, Jun. 21: Miami 121, Oklahoma City 106, Miami es campeón.

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  • Miami Heat se coronó campeón de la NBA 2012, al vencer en la final 121-106 al Thunder en el quinto juego

  • Miami Heat se coronó campeón de la NBA 2012, al vencer en la final 121-106 al Thunder en el quinto juego

  • Miami Heat se coronó campeón de la NBA 2012, al vencer en la final 121-106 al Thunder en el quinto juego

  • Miami Heat se coronó campeón de la NBA 2012, al vencer en la final 121-106 al Thunder en el quinto juego

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  • Miami Heat se coronó campeón de la NBA 2012, al vencer en la final 121-106 al Thunder en el quinto juego

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Todos los campeones de la NBA

2011-12 — Miami Heat

2010-11 — Dallas Mavericks

2009-10 — Los Angeles Lakers

2008-09 — Los Angeles Lakers

2007-08 — Boston Celtics

2006-07 — San Antonio Spurs

2005-06 — Miami Heat

2004-05 — San Antonio Spurs

2003-04 — Detroit Pistons

2002-03 — San Antonio Spurs

2001-02 — Los Angeles Lakers

2000-01 — Los Angeles Lakers

1999-00 — Los Angeles Lakers

1998-99 — San Antonio Spurs

1997-98 — Chicago Bulls

1996-97 — Chicago Bulls

1995-96 — Chicago Bulls

1994-95 — Houston Rockets

1993-94 — Houston Rockets

1992-93 — Chicago Bulls

1991-92 — Chicago Bulls

1990-91 — Chicago Bulls

1989-90 — Detroit Pistons

1988-89 — Detroit Pistons

1987-88 — Los Angeles Lakers

1986-87 — Los Angeles Lakers

1985-86 — Boston Celtics

1984-85 — Los Angeles Lakers

1983-84 — Boston Celtics

1982-83 — Filadelfia 76ers

1981-82 — Los Angeles Lakers

1980-81 — Boston Celtics

1979-80 — Los Angeles Lakers

1978-79 — Seattle SuperSonics

1977-78 — Washington Bullets

1976-77 — Portland Trail Blazers

1975-76 — Boston Celtics

1974-75 — Golden State Warriors

1973-74 — Boston Celtics

1972-73 — Nueva York Knicks

1971-72 — Los Angeles Lakers

1970-71 — Milwaukee Bucks

1969-70 — Nueva York Knicks

1968-69 — Boston Celtics

1967-68 — Boston Celtics

1966-67 — Filadelfia 76ers

1965-66 — Boston Celtics

1964-65 — Boston Celtics

1963-64 — Boston Celtics

1962-63 — Boston Celtics

1961-62 — Boston Celtics

1960-61 — Boston Celtics

1959-60 — Boston Celtics

1958-59 — Boston Celtics

1957-58 — San Luis Hawks

1956-57 — Boston Celtics

1955-56 — Filadelfia Warriors

1954-55 — Syracuse Nationals

1953-54 — Minneapolis Lakers

1952-53 — Minneapolis Lakers

1951-52 — Minneapolis Lakers

1950-51 — Rochester Royals

1949-50 — Minneapolis Lakers

1948-49 — Minneapolis Lakers

1947-48 — Baltimore Bullets

1946-47 — Filadelfia Warriors