Capping the longest season in NBA history with a dominant final flourish, the Los Angeles Lakers won it all for the first time in a decade.350 days after the season began, the Lakers have won the 2019-20 NBA championship.
In a 106-93 close-out Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat, LeBron James logged a triple-double -- 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists -- to win his fourth ring and third championship with three different franchises.
It was the third wire-to-wire victory to clinch an NBA title in the past 50 seasons, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, joining the 1982 Lakers and the 1986 Boston Celtics.
James, after changing positions to point guard in his 17th season and leading the league in assists for the first time in his career as a 35-year-old, came in second in MVP voting. Davis, who was third in the league in blocks, sixth among forwards in steals and anchored the Lakers defense that went from 14th in defensive efficiency to third, finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting. Vogel, who coached the Lakers to the No. 1 record in the West in his first season with the team, finished fifth for Coach of the Year. And Pelinka, the man who put the whole thing together, finished seventh for the NBA Executive of the Year Award.