MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James asomó en la parte alta de un autobús descubierto de dos pisos con un cigarro en la boca y besó la copa. Shane Battier le tiró besos a la multitud que los vitoreaba y Dwayne Wade levantó una mano mostrando tres dedos.

A esta altura, el campeón de la NBA sabe cómo festejar.

Jugadores, familiares, personal y amigos se montaron en autobuses, cambiones y autos para participar en una caravana por el centro de Miami para celebrar la nueva conquista.

Se calcula que unas 400.000 personas se volcaron a las calles en un día de un calor agobiador para aclamar a los campeones.

"Esto es lo más grande", afirmó James al Sun Sports, la radio del Heat. "Para esto vine aquí, para poder participar en el desfile de fin de año. Me siento bendecido. No hay nada mejor que esto".

Varios jugadores rociaron a los aficionados con pistolas de agua en medio de una lluvia de papel picado, al son de ruidosas bandas que acompañaron los vehículos y de bocinazos. El gerente general Micky Arison y el presidente del Heat Pat Rile estuvieron en el primer bus.

"Miami sabe festejar como nadie en el mundo", gritó el técnico del Heat Erik Spoelstra. "Pero fueron necesarios nueve meses de grandes sacrificios de toda la organización".

"Coronar todo en un séptimo partido frente a todos ustedes es increíble", añadió.

Wade dijo que sin los aficionados, no hubiera sido posible ganar el título. El Heat se alzó con la serie luego de adjudicarse los dos últimos partidos en casa.

"Te hace sentir muy humilde", expresó. "Vislumbré muchas cosas, pero nunca me imaginé esto. Este desfile por el Boulevard Biscayne fue lo que alguna vez imaginó Rile como coach y ahora hemos hecho este recorrido tres veces. Es algo especial".

Cuando Riley fue contratado, inicialmente como técnico, habló de su sueño de participar en un desfile por el Boulevard Biscayne. En el 2006 llegó el primer desfile, el cual se repitió los dos últimos años.

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    NBA champion Miami Heat small forward LeBron James waves to fans after speaking, Monday, June 24, 2013 during a celebration at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in Game 7 to win their second straight NBA championship. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

  • LeBron James

    NBA champion Miami Heat's LeBron James, right, waves to the fans during the celebration parade in Miami, Monday, June 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

  • Shane Battier, Chris Andersen

    Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen, right, takes a photo of forward Shane Battier, Monday, June 24, 2013, after a celebration for season ticket holders at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in Game 7 to win their second straight NBA basketball championship. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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    Miami Heat forward LeBron James reacts as he is introduced, Monday, June 24, 2013, during a celebration for season ticket holders at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in Game 7 to win their second straight NBA championship. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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  • Pat Riley

    NBA champion Miami Heat president Pat Riley, center, points to fans during a parade honoring the team in Miami, Monday, June 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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  • Chris Bosh

    Miami Heat's Chris Bosh, right, holds the NBA championship trophy during the celebration parade in Miami, Monday, June 24, 2013. Miami became the sixth franchise in NBA basketball history to win consecutive championships, after topping the San Antonio Spurs in this year's finals for the third title overall for the Heat franchise. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

  • NBA champion Miami Heat fans cheer on the Heat players during the parade in their honor in Miami, Monday, June 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

  • Pat Riley

    NBA champion Miami Heat president Pat Riley, center, points to fans during a parade honoring the team in Miami, Monday, June 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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  • Erik Spoelstra

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  • NBA champion Miami Heat fans wear Lebron James, center right, and Dwyane Wade, center left, masks during a parade honoring the team in Miami, Monday, June 24, 2013. . (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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  • Chris Bosh

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  • Chris Bosh

    Miami Heat fans cheer on the NBA champion Heat players during a parade in their honor in Miami, Monday, June 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

  • Chris Andersen

    NBA champion Miami Heat's Chris Andersen gestures to fans during a parade honoring the team in Miami, Monday, June 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

  • LeBron James

    NBA champion Miami Heat small forward LeBron James reacts as he is introduced, Monday, June 24, 2013 during a celebration at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

  • Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

    NBA champion Miami Heat small forward LeBron James, center, touches the the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy as shooting guard Dwyane Wade, left, and center Chris Bosh, right, look on, Monday, June 24, 2013 during a celebration at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)