It was pomp and colour in Miami as the Heat paraded their NBA championship trophy. The players crawled through the streets on board double decker buses acompanied with their friends and family. Fans and admirers alike turned up in the multitudes blaring horns under showers of confetti. An estimated 400,000 fans turned up to witness the momentous occasion.
The parade then proceeded to the arena where they were welcomed by an estimated 15,000 jubilant fans. Everyone was treated to a music extravaganza before the center piece of the whole occasion made its grand entry. The lights went off for short time and when they came back, the Larry O’Brien trophy was at the centre of the stage basking under several spotlights. The MVP of the series LeBron James described it as the best feeling he had ever had. He said that lifting the trophy was a dream come true.
The whole Miami Heat team and staff then spent the next one and a half hours reliving the classical moments of their championship season. The Miami Heat recovered from defeat in game 1 to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1 on their way to lifting the crown. This championship is more gratifying to the Heat considering how they ended their previous season, a thought shared by the the two time champion Haslem. Countless highlights of their season were played on a screen in the arena most of them being from the finals. Perhaps the most interesting highlight was the flagrant foul committed against Tyler Hansbrough by the Haslem during the finals. Team commentator Eric Reid described it as the greatest in team history.
Dwayne Wade, the only other two time champion with the Heat, could not confirm whether he would join the Olympic team saying he had to have a medical check up first to confim his fitness. Even as the celebrations for the day drew to an end, the Heat will still be celebrating unitl the new season begins.<br />
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