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On this date: LeBron James powers Miami to back-to-back NBA titles

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When LeBron James finally won his first NBA championship in 2012, the question was how many championships would he eventually win.

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In June of the following year, he had the opportunity to receive a second ring. through heroic deeds Ray Allen, who led the Miami Heat to Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

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On June 20, 2013, the Heat and the San Antonio Spurs met at the American Airlines Arena in South Florida to decide the 2013 World Championship.

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Tim Duncan and company took an 11-4 lead, but Miami fought back quickly and the rest of the competition was relatively even.

Duncan had 24 points, 12 rebounds and four steals, while Kawhi Leonard added 19 points and 16 rebounds to keep the Spurs on track with Miami.

With less than a minute left and the Heat clinging to a two-point lead, Duncan missed a short hook as well as a tip attempt, and moments later James calmly potted a long jumper to insure Miami.

The Heat went on to win 95–88, giving them two consecutive NBA championships.

James did so with one of the best performances in Game 7 of the Finals with 37 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Dwyane Wade also marked his presence with 23 points and 10 rebounds.

The title essentially proved that James’s number one spot was no fluke, and seemed to secure a place in the debate as possibly the greatest ever, at least among some fans and observers.

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Source: sports.yahoo.com

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