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Heat And Thunder Talk NBA Finals

Following Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat did a lot of celebrating, but they also did a lot of talking.

During his postgame press conference, LeBron James wasn't worried about what his first ring would do for his status in the NBA.

"That's for you guys to write, to say if I'm the best player in the league, number one player in the league. All I know is I'm a champion," James said. "Hey, I'm an NBA champion and it don't matter. Love you guys."

Chris Bosh also had a few thoughts on the pressures James faced in route to his first NBA title, "Nobody in the world can understand what (James) went through this past two years since the moment that we came here."

While the Heat celebrated, Thunder players reflected on a season which ultimately came up short. Russell Westbrook praised the heat saying, "they just found a way to win." Kevin Durant, who led the Thunder in scoring in the Finals, also reflected on the series saying, "It hurts to go out like this. We made it to the Finals, which was cool for us, but we didn't just want to make it there."

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