LeBron finally got his ring - only 10 more to go until he reaches Bill Russell. The former Celtics legend and 11-time champion poses with James after Miami beat Oklahoma City for the NBA title on Thursday. James recorded a triple-double in leading the Heat to 121-106 victory. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images) ROSENBERG: LeBron finally wins his first NBA titleTHOMSEN: “Easy” path turned out to be hardestGALLERY: SI’s Best Photos From Game 5
16-years ago yesterday on June 16, Michael Jordan led the Bulls to a 87-75 triumph over the Seattle SuperSonics to win the 1996 NBA Finals series 4-2 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. In his first full season since hastily retiring from the NBA on October 6, 1993, Jordan, and fellow Hall of Fame players Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman, willed the Bulls to an astounding 72–10 (.878) mark to outdo the 1971–72 Los Angeles Lakers previous record of 69 wins.