Another NBA championship in the books means another championship parade.
The Miami Heat downed the San Antonio Spurs in seven games, clinching their second consecutive title and third overall as a franchise Thursday night, with LeBron James winning his second straight Finals MVP.
James recorded 37 points and 12 rebounds, knocking down five three-pointers, and denying the Spurs their fifth championship.
According to the CBS4 Miami, the Heat’s title parade will take place Monday at 11 a.m. Eastern, and the route will mirror last year’s. All the roads along the parade route will be shut down by 8 a.m.
The parade will reportedly run until about 12:30 p.m., with a private event for season ticketholders taking place inside American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami.
Half a million fans showed up to last year’s parade, and even more are expected Monday.
Last year the celebration started at Southeast Eighth Street and Second Avenue heading east on Eighth, then shot north on Brickell Avenue across the bridge, then banked right on Biscayne Boulevard and finishing with a rally at the arena, as reported by the Miami Herald.
Last year, thousands lined the streets to honor the Heat as they raised the Larry O’Brien Trophy above their heads aboard a double-decker bus, with James silencing his critics after winning his first championship.
No one will party harder than Miami’s Big Three of James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. The 28-year-old James is on top of the basketball world, capturing his second straight Finals MVP and title, with Wade celebrating his third overall title.
James became the third player ever to win consecutive regular season MVPs and Finals MVPs, just behind legends Michael Jordan and Bill Russell.
While he went 0-for-5 from the floor for zero points in Game Seven, Bosh played a huge role throughout the series, mostly guarding San Antonio’s Tim Duncan and coming up with two huge blocks that helped the Heat win a stunner in Game Six.
Miami forward Shane Battier was also an x-factor in the final two games of the series, going nine-for-12 from three-point range. While his teammates took to Miami hotspot Story, Battier tweeted his booth at Denny’s.
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