The 10 Biggest Sports Stories of Summer 2012

6. The King Finally Gets His Ring

Date6/21/2012
LeBron James finally earned his "King" title. The three-time regular season MVP put on a performance for the ages during the 2012 NBA Playoffs. James scored 697 points, grabbed 224 rebounds and dished out 129 assists—the highest total in history—and joins Larry Bird and Charles Barkley as the third player to record 600+ points, 200+ rebounds and 100+ assists in a postseason.

The Heat embarrassed the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 NBA Finals by disposing of the inexperienced squad in five games. But the Miami Heat experiment can't be deemed a success yet. The "Big Three" lost to the Mavs in 2011 and still have about seven more championships to win—remember, they promised. We kid. With the additions of Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis, we expect them to be the favorites out of the East once again though. 

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