The Miami Heat celebrated their newly captured NBA title amid 400,000 well-wishers with a white-hot championship rally in downtown Miami Monday. Two-time NBA champion DWYANE WADE thanked the Miami fans for being so supportive.
“I appreciate all our fans for sticking with us,” Wade told the boisterous crowd, calling them the “best fans in the world.”
“It’s the best feeling I’ve ever had. … This was my dream, right here, to be able to hoist that Larry O’Brien Trophy up, hug it, grab it, never want to let it go.” —LeBron James
Juwan Howard, who became the first Fab Fiver from Michigan to win an NBA title, broke out the cabbage patch dance in celebration which caused his teammates to completely lose it. Udonis Haslem and James Jones, two Miami mainstays, received the greatest applause from the crowd, outside of Finals MVP LeBron James.
After the rally, the Heat took the celebration inside as 15,000 fans witnessed Dwyane Wade’s special watch-giving tribute to his “Big Three” within the Heat organization…
The rest of the team received white-hot Hublot watches at the end of the ceremony.
How appropriate. For the Miami Heat, it really was about time.