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LeBron James hugs it out with Dwyane Wade, Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan

LeBron James showed his respect for the San Antonio Spurs after the Heat won Game 7. And yeah, had a moment with D-Wade, too.

After a complete slugfest of an NBA Finals, one of the best championship series any of us have ever seen, the two teams showed a mutual respect, hugging it out after the Miami Heat earned their second straight title.

LeBron James showed his love for Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, whose lineup changes were picture perfect throughout the series and whose defensive strategy did its best -- although not enough -- to slow down James' efforts throughout the series:

And then with Tim Duncan, who had 24 points and 12 rebounds in a losing effort.

Duncan genuinely emoted on multiple occasions, slapping the floor and wildly gesticulating after missed shots, which isn't something you see from the normally stoic future Hall-of-Famer.

James had such an amazing series, with 37 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in the decisive Game 7. But you know he has respect for the opponent that forced his team into seven games, and it shows. Although they're aging, the Spurs will still be around.

Oh, and don't worry, he had a moment with fellow SuperFriend Dwyane Wade too:


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