LAS VEGAS | Basketball was made for summer.
The Heat's LeBron James motions to fans during a parade honoring the NBA champions as Juwan Howard, right, looks on Monday in Miami.
MIAMI | Dwyane Wade was walking down the hallway toward the Miami Heat locker room in the wee hours of Friday morning, still in uniform and fussing with the new championship hat atop his head as his team and their families were in the midst of partying the night away.
Miami Heat players, including LeBron James, top center, celebrate after Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday in Miami. The Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to win their second consecutive NBA championship.
MIAMI | Victory in Game 7 brought more than another crown for LeBron James and the Miami Heat. It validated the team and its leader, forever cementing their place among the NBA's greats.
MIAMI | LeBron James saved a championship reign, canceled a celebration.
SAN ANTONIO | Spurs guard Tony Parker said Saturday the strained right hamstring that wore him down this week could tear "any time now" heading into Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat.
San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker uses a foam roller to workout with during practice, Saturday in San Antonio.
SAN ANTONIO | At their best in the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat have forced turnover after turnover, finding a gear the San Antonio Spurs just can't reach.
SAN ANTONIO | LeBron James was better as promised. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were the best they've been since the playoffs started.
SAN ANTONIO | David Robinson was 37 years old when he rode off into the NBA sunset with a fresh Lawrence O'Brien trophy under his arm and his legacy as the greatest player in San Antonio Spurs history firmly intact.
San Antonio's Tim Duncan, left, holds his MVP trophy, while teammate David Robinson holds the championship trophy after the Spurs beat the New Jersey Nets 88-77 to win the NBA Championship in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on June 15, 2003, in San Antonio.
SAN ANTONIO | Danny Green and Gary Neal aren't NBA royalty like LeBron James.
SAN ANTONIO | Moments after getting his championship ring on the night this NBA season opened last October, Mike Miller walked to midcourt, grabbed a microphone and addressed the delirious crowd.
MIAMI | LeBron James overcame a terrible start to finish with 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and the Miami Heat rolled to a 103-84 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night to even the series at a game apiece.
MIAMI | Before reaching the top of basketball, LeBron James was run over by the San Antonio Spurs.
MIAMI | Other than being widely known by just the first syllable of their surnames, the coaches who will match wits in these NBA Finals may seem like polar opposites.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Pacers grew up this season.
Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra speaks to players against the Indiana Pacers during the first half of Game 7 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Monday in Miami.
Miami Heat power forward Chris Andersen fights for a lose ball with Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) and small forward Gerald Green (25) during Game 7 Monday in Miami. The Heat won 99-76.
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