LeBron James, center, celebrates with his Lakers teammates after defeating the Miami Heat for the NBA title on Sunday.(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) Oct. 11, 2020 9:30 PM PT Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied! Print Lakers Plaschke: Lakers, LeBron James are now simply the best in NBA history With this year’s championship, the Lakers are the NBA’s greatest franchise, and LeBron’s James its best player. Lakers Lakers championship was a real coup for Jeanie Buss After family squabbles and upheaval in the Lakers organization, Jeanie Buss finally gets to hold the trophy as an NBA championship owner. Lakers LeBron James and Lakers take lead in NBA activism for social justice The Lakers and many other NBA players used their time in Orlando, Fla., for activism to fight social injustice and seek ways to continue advocacy. Lakers Even the champion Lakers felt strains of life in the NBA bubble The Lakers spent nearly 100 days in the NBA’s bubble on the Disney World campus, and it took a toll on players, coaches and NBA officials. Sports How the Lakers won the franchise’s 17th NBA title A timeline of how the Lakers reached the NBA Finals and then won the franchise’s NBA-record-tying 17th title. Sports How the Lakers won their previous 16 championships A look at how the Lakers won their 16 previous NBA championships. Lakers LeBron James and Lakers defeat Heat in NBA Finals to capture record-tying 17th title The Lakers defeated the Miami Heat, 106-93, in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Orlando, Fla., to win the NBA championship. Lakers Plaschke: Kobe Bryant’s spirit is present in Lakers’ NBA championship triumph The Lakers’ latest championship team features LeBron James and Anthony Davis. But the biggest star was the memory of Kobe Bryant. Lakers Even the champion Lakers felt strains of life in the NBA bubble The Lakers spent nearly 100 days in the NBA’s bubble on the Disney World campus, and it took a toll on players, coaches and NBA officials. Sports Granderson: Spencer Haywood’s efforts for equality helped pave road to Lakers’ 17th NBA title The story of the Lakers’ 17th championship can’t be told without the NBA players’ social justice movement, which can’t be told without Spencer Haywood. Lakers Granderson: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is Klutch; there are other reasons the Lakers must re-sign him Kentavious Caldwell-Pope accepts his place as a Lakers role player; his importance to the NBA champions makes his re-signing imperative. Lakers Anthony Davis seems to have found his NBA home with the Lakers Anthony Davis can become a free agent after the season, but he’s expected to sign a max-level deal this offseason after helping the Lakers win the NBA title. Lakers How the NBA survived nearly 100 days inside the Orlando, Fla., bubble So much could have gone wrong for the NBA’s restart amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But the league was able to crown the Lakers champions and had no positive tests. Lakers Elliott: Rajon Rondo sets emotional tone for Lakers in his journey back to NBA title Alongside Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Rajon Rondo brought an element to the Lakers’ game that was critical in helping them secure the NBA title. Lakers Magic Johnson celebrated the Lakers’ championship with, of all people, Rob Pelinka Lakers executive Rob Pelinka and legend Magic Johnson long ago patched up their differences and were able to share a moment of joy after the Lakers won the title. California LAPD declares unlawful assembly and begins arresting Lakers revelers outside Staples Center Despite officials’ pleas to stay away, Lakers faithful flocked to downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the championship. Police blocked entrances to L.A. Live and later declared an unlawful assembly. Sports Vanessa Bryant wishes Kobe and Gigi were here to see Lakers win title Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, marked the Lakers’ championship-clinching win Sunday with a post on Instagram Lakers Lakers ‘defensive masterpiece’ quite a close-out statement Defense, defense and more defense is what lifted the Lakers to a 106-93 victory over the Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. “I’m so proud of that,” coach Frank Vogel said. Lakers For J.R. Smith, there’s only one way to celebrate an NBA championship — shirtless A familiar torso appeared in the midst of the Lakers’ celebration after they clinched their 17th NBA championship. Welcome back, Shirtless J.R. Smith. Lakers Recap: Lakers are NBA champions after defeating the Miami Heat The Lakers captured their 17th championship in franchise history with a 106-93 win over the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. Lakers No Lakers victory parade and celebration planned yet in L.A. The Lakers capture their 17th NBA title, but a victory parade and public celebration are not in the works yet because of the COVID-19 risk. Sports How the Lakers celebration looks … from an extreme social distance Dan Woike, The Times’ NBA reporter in the Orlando, Fla., bubble, has a distant view of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 2020 NBA championship celebration. Lakers Lakers winning 17th NBA title sets off social media frenzy Lakers legends, sports starts and celebrities reacted swiftly on social media. Here is what they’re saying. Lakers Why Anthony Davis is likely to opt out and sign two-year deal with Lakers The Lakers enter the offseason waiting for Anthony Davis to likely opt out of his contract, while other players are free agents or hold player options. Lakers Photos from Lakers’ NBA championship victory over the Miami Heat Photos from the Lakers’ championship win over the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.