(MIAMI) — The NBA champion Miami Heat had their championship parade through the streets of Miami Monday.
Everyone was all smiles as the team rolled through the city on double-decker buses as they showed off the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
The team finished the festivities at American Airlines Arena where 15,000 people piled in for a energetic rally.
There the team spent close to 90 minutes addressing the fans.
“This my dream right here,” Finals MVP LeBron James said at the rally. “To be able to hoist that Larry O’Brien Trophy up. Hug it, grab it, never let it go. Then to add icing to the cake, to do it with such an unbelievable organization, unbelievable fans, unbelievable teammates. This is unbelievable.”
The Heat has now won two championships in the last six years.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News