It is official! The NBA has crowned their new champion – the Los Angeles Lakers. They tie the Boston Celtics for the only franchises with 17 championships. Led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers beat the Miami Heat in six games to win the Larry O’Brien trophy. This year nothing was easy and the whole world was rattled by a pandemic. However, the NBA bubble in Florida proved to be the safest place on Earth. What’s more, it allowed the NBA to crown a champion. So, here is a photo gallery to pick a Lakers wallpaper to celebrate the franchise’s 17th championship.
Superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis led the Lakers to the NBA Finals
When was the NBA season suspended?
After the season was suspended on March 11 because of Covid-19, it seemed like it might be impossible to finish it. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, however, proved resourceful. After long negotiations, it was announced that the NBA will continue their season in a so-called “bubble” in Disney’s resort in Florida. The teams travelled to the bubble and stayed there throughout the rest of their season and, of course, weren’t allowed to leave except for emergencies. After these emergencies, however, they had to self-quarantine in their respective hotels. The system apparently worked, because now that everyone has left the bubble it was reported that there has been 0 cases of coronavirus throughout the last 3 months.
The Lakers’ famous colors – purple and gold
What happened in the NBA bubble?
22 teams were invited to the NBA bubble. These were the teams who were holding the top 8 spots in each conference and the rest of the teams who still had a chance to make it to the playoffs. After playing seeding games, it was clear which 16 teams were going to be in the playoffs and compete for a championship. The first round saw the Orlando Magic, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets exit the Eastern Conference. In the meantime, the Portland Trailblazers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks left the Western Conference. The second round was the last one for the Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, Houston Rockets and LA Clippers. The conference finals were down to Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics in the East and the LA Lakers and Denver Nuggets in the West. Which, in turn, led to a final between the Miami Heat and LA Lakers.
Before the season was suspended the world mourned the loss of an LA Lakers legend – Kobe Bryant
How did the Lakers win the 2020 NBA championship?
Although the Los Angeles Lakers were the heavy favorites to win, the Miami Heat weren’t about to go down easy. After the Lakers won the first two games, Heat’s Jimmy Butler exploded for a 40-point triple double to lead his team to a victory in Game 3. LeBron James, however, wasn’t about to let his team loose, so he led his team in points, rebounds and assists to win Game 4. In Game 5, once again, Jimmy Butler proved that he is a superstar, once again leading his team to victory, even though everyone was expecting this to be the closing game for the Lakers. Game 6, however, proved to be the final game between the two teams with the Lakers winning 106 – 93. This brought them the much awaited championship and, of course a Finals MVP trophy for LeBron James. Once again, Los Angeles was a city of champions.
LeBron James is now the only player to win 4 championship rings and 4 Finals MVPs with 3 different teams
Pick a Lakers wallpaper to celebrate their historic win
Previously the Boston Celtics held the record for most NBA championships. With their 2020 Finals win, however, the Lakers tied their record and now have 17 championships. This is a real accomplishment for the franchise, since the third franchise with the most championships has only 6 and that is the Golden State Warriors. Throughout the years, the Lakers have had an opportunity to be led by some of the biggest basketball stars. Hall of famers like Magic Johnson, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal and, of course, Kobe Bryant have all been a part of the Lakers legacy. Needless to say, that the franchise also has some of the most dedicated fans out there. Lakers Nation now has a real reason to be proud, not only is their team lead by arguably the best player in the world, LeBron James, but he also brought a title to the city once again.
The Los Angeles Lakers are the second most expensive NBA franchise, valued at $4.4 Billion
Anthony Davis Lakers wallpaper, because we couldn’t have done it without him
Anthony Davis dominated the paint and helped LeBron lead the team to victory
The championship was dedicated to the late Kobe Bryant who won 5 championships with the team
Three Lakers legends – Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson and LeBron James
And another legend – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Dwight Howard returned to the Lakers and helped them win the title
Los Angeles – team of champions
JaVale McGee won 2 titles against LeBron with the Golden State Warriors but now won his 3rd ring alongside him
Kobe will always be remembered by Lakers Nation
Kyle Kuzma was an important part of the team
Kyle Kuzma, Anthony Davis, Quinn Cook, Alex Caruso, LeBron James and JaVale McGee
Lakers wallpaper for the real fans
Magic Johnson wasn’t just part of the Lakers on the court, he was also a president of basketball operations
Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal are considered the most dominant duo in NBA history
Alex Caruso, or the goat, as Lakers fans refer to him
Danny Green has now won 3 titles with 3 different teams – Lakers, Raptors and Spurs
Rajon Rondo is the only player to have won a title with the biggest franchises – Celtics and Lakers
Lakers wallpaper for your desktop
Your 2020 NBA Champions – the Los Angeles Lakers
They players stated that they dedicate the title to the great Kobe Bryant
LeBron James holding the Larry O’Brien trophy along with the Bill Russel Finals MVP trophy
You 2019-2020 Los Angeles Lakers wallpaper
Dwight Howard – Superman shall rise