Heat Celebrate Second Straight Title With Victory Rally
Published on June 25 2013 10:24 am
Last Updated on June 25 2013 10:24 am
Written by Millie Lange
(Miami, FL) -- The celebration is on for the NBA champion Miami Heat. The team held a victory parade and rally Monday on the streets of downtown and inside AmericanAirlines Arena. NBA Finals MVP LeBron James says it was a tough road to win it all again, but it was all worth it.
Hundreds of thousands of fans lined the streets of downtown and cheered as Heat players and coaches rode by on flatbed trucks and double-decker buses. Miami defeated the San Antonio Spurs to win the NBA Finals in seven games. It was the second straight title for the Heat and the third in franchise history.
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