The Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-106, to win the NBA Finals on Thursday night in Miami. It was an especially sweet victory for LeBron James, who had 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists in the decisive Game 5 of the series. The No. 1 draft pick in 2003, straight from high school, James famously left the Cleveland Cavaliers two years ago to pursue a championship ring in Miami, with fellow stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. They lost their shot last year, falling to the Dallas Mavericks in six games.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Syrian women know how to defeat ISIS
- Will Kobani be ISIS's Waterloo?
- The U.S. Marines are developing laser weapons. Here's why.
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- The one thing the New Atheists get right about religion
- 3 horrific inaccuracies in Homeland's depiction of Islamabad
- 10 things you need to know today: October 21, 2014
- Gamergate has backfired spectacularly on its nincompoop perpetrators
- Why the Supreme Court is allowing Texas to hold an unconstitutional election
Subscribe to the Week