The Los Angeles Lakers made a bet at the very beginning of the longest, rockiest season in NBA history that any team with LeBron James and Anthony Davis could win a championship.
They had no idea how it would happen, and there was no way for them to predict what did happen. There would be a geopolitical incident, a devastating pandemic and a legend’s shattering death. Hundreds of the best athletes on earth would seal themselves in a bubble. The Lakers would find themselves at the center of every crisis, tragedy and unimaginable occurrence along the way.
The only unsurprising development of this season was how it ended.
The Los Angeles Lakers are champions again after beating the Miami Heat, 106-93, in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday to clinch their 4-2 series win and celebrate a title that triggers their exit from the league’s bubble three months after they arrived in Walt Disney World.