Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami Heat to win the 2020 NBA championship (photos)

LeBron James holds the MVP and Larry O’Brien trophies after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat to win the NBA title on Sunday.(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
LeBron James holds the MVP and Larry O’Brien trophies after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat to win the NBA title on Sunday.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been crowned the 2020 NBA champions after defeating the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the Finals on Sunday night to claim their 17th NBA championship.

It’s the 17th title for the franchise, tying the Lakers with the Boston Celtics for the most all-time in NBA history.

Here are some of the best images taken by longtime Los Angeles Times photographer Wally Skalij

LeBron James holds the MVP and Larry O’Brien trophies after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat to win the NBA title on Sunday.(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
LeBron James holds the MVP and Larry O’Brien trophies after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat to win the NBA title on Sunday.
LeBron James, left, and Anthony Davis celebrate in the closing moments of Game 6 of the NBA Finals as the Lakers win their 17th championship.
LeBron James, left, and Anthony Davis celebrate in the closing moments of Game 6 of the NBA Finals as the Lakers win their 17th championship.
Lakers forward LeBron James celebrates a three-pointer against the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.
Lakers forward LeBron James celebrates a three-pointer against the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.
Lakers forward Anthony Davis dunks over Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler in the first quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals.(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward Anthony Davis dunks over Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler in the first quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals.(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward LeBron James is fouled by the Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler, right, while driving to the basket as Bam Adebayo tries to help on defense in the second quarter in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Orlando Sunday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward LeBron James is fouled by the Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler, right, while driving to the basket as Bam Adebayo tries to help on defense in the second quarter in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Orlando Sunday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
Lakers guard Rajon Rondo scores in front of Miami Heat forwards Bam Adebayo, left, and Jimmy Butler, right, during the second quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers guard Rajon Rondo scores in front of Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo, left, and Jimmy Butler, right, during the second quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward LeBron James puts up a shot over the Miami Heat during the first quarter in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward LeBron James puts up a shot over the Miami Heat during the first quarter in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, and forward Anthony Davis pressure Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro during Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.(Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope left, and forward Anthony Davis pressure Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro during Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward LeBron James is hit in the face by Miami Heat forward Jae Crowder while driving to the basket in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward LeBron James is hit in the face by Miami Heat forward Jae Crowder while driving to the basket in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scores ahead of Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson during the first quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scores ahead of Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson during the first quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward Anthony Davis blocks a shot by Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn during the second quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward Anthony Davis blocks a shot by Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn during the second quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

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