Heat took the tougher road to this title

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For the first time in a while, at least a few minutes seemed easy.

“It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done as a basketball player, since I picked up a basketball when I was 9 years old,” James said, referring to Miami’s postseason run. “It’s the hardest thing I ever done. It’s not easy at all. You just put a lot of hard work into it, and hopefully one day you hope that it pays off for you. You know, this was a testament to that. I gave it my all, and it paid off.”

In the end, Wade didn’t mind getting a three-minute head start on the offseason, either.

“We won and we’re world champions,” Wade said. “One thing about this team, we saved our best for last.”

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