Tribute to Kobe- Lakers beat Heat to win 2020 NBA Finals

By Aarushi Saxena

2020 has just been a devastating year. Starting with the loss of Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant followed by this global pandemic. What a crazy year, but this year just can’t get any better. With my brightest spot being the Los Angeles Lakers taking it home for Kobe. 

Lakers 2019-2020 overview of season 

The Lakers were first in the west this season, Lakers have been through the roller coaster ride of ups and downs the entire season but in the end they brought it home with LeBron James and Anthony Davis leading the way along with the new Head Coach Frank Vogel. I can see them staying with Lakers for years to come especially after bringing home a championship, and this is LeBron James 4th ring. Kobe was the last one to win it for the Lakers. What A tribute to Kobe bringing home the chip a decade later.  

Miami Heat 2020 

The Miami Heat: 6th in the east. It has been 7 years since the Miami Heat last showed up in the Finals. Heat legend Dwayne Wade retired last season brought home 3 chips for the Heat. This year the Heat was made up of many young stars. Their Head Coach Eric Spolestra has led them now for 12 years. He has been a big help to this team. He has won championships with the Heat before. Now making another appearance. The Miami Heat had a spectacular season, but not enough to take the chip home. I can see Spolestra staying for a while longer, and the Miami Heat dominating in the east. 

Kobe Bryant Backdrop 

The Lakers legend Kobe Bryant passed away in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. Along with Kobe Bryant the world lost Gianna Bryant (Kobe’s daughter) and 7 other people in this crash. Kobe played 20 seasons with the Lakers bringing home 5 championships, 7 trips to the finals, 2 NBA finals MVP, 18-time all-star, 2008 MVP, 15 times on all NBA team, and 12 time member of all defensive team.  Yes, he is a legend!  Kobe will always be remembered and will always be the Lakers Legend we love and know. 

Congrats to the Lakers for this chip, Rest in Peace Kobe! 

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