LeBron James and fellow superstar Anthony Davis took care of the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, giving the L.A. Lakers franchise its 17th Championship title and LeBron his fourth.
As Laker nation celebrated the culmination of one of the craziest seasons in NBA history, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott underwent surgery to repair a fractured ankle he suffered during a last-second win against the New York Giants.
Nearly five months after the delay of the 2019-2020 NBA season due to the coronavirus pandemic, the L.A. Lakers captured their 17th championship title. The 106-93 victory over Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat gave “King James” his fourth title in his career. He also won his fourth Finals MVP award.
“This was very challenging, and very difficult. It played with your mind, and it played with your body. You’re away from some of the things you’re so accustomed to [that] make you the professional you are,” James said after securing the Larry O’Brien trophy. “This is right up there with one of the greatest accomplishments I have.”
Prior to the start of the 2019-2020 season, the Lakers were waiting for free agent Kawhi Leonard to make his decision on which team to join. After choosing the other franchise in Los Angeles, general manager Rob Pelinka worked his magic to secure Anthony Davis from the then-named New Orleans Hornets.
As the season unfolded, many could see how suitable Davis was as a wing-man to James. Although James has carried less-talented teams to the NBA Finals, his partnership with Davis was the perfect fit to an imperfect season.
“I can’t really explain it. It’s just certain things you know. In any type of relationship, you kinda just feel… that vibe. You can have that respect,” James said about his relationship with Davis. “You have that drive, and sometimes you can’t explain what links you with somebody, and that’s organic.”
Dallas Cowboys potential franchise quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle Sunday afternoon. The injury occurred on a 9-yard run while being tackled by Giants Logan Ryan about halfway through the third quarter.
Cowboys medical personnel wrapped his leg in an air cast and carted him off the field. He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital for surgery. According to Adam Schefter, the procedure “went well.” Prescott has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2020 season.
“I know this young man very well. I know the personal hardship and strife that he has faced…,” said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. “He is an inspiration to everyone he touches. He has all of our love and support. And we have no doubt that he will return to the position of leadership and purpose that he brings to our team.”
Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, who replaced Prescott and led the Cowboys down the field to set up the game-winning field goal, absolutely hates what happened to his team’s starting QB.
“The way that he was playing this year and everything he’s put into it, I hate to see that for him. So, it’s emotional. You hate that injuries happen in this game… I’m definitely praying for him,” Dalton said.
“It’s been a lot of fun to be around him ever since I got here, just to see how he works, see how he prepares, and you can see with just the way that he’s been playing this year.”