As the San Antonio Spurs held their 2014 Larry O’Brien championship trophies high on Sunday night, the Miami Heat went home empty handed and heads low following their 104-87 loss to Tony Parker and company.
At the start of the game, Heat star LeBron James told his teammates to follow his lead, but the team just couldn’t find their rhythm. Dwyane Wade took to Instagram following the game to address his fans, writing:
“Win or lose… These are my brothers… Plus 12 others that’s not pictures here. We win together as champions and lose together as champions. #HeadsHigh.” Wade included a snapshot of himself posing with LeBron and Chris Bosh.
Wade’s fiancee, Gabrielle Union also responded to the big loss, writing on Twitter:
“You win w/ dignity & you lose w/dignity. When the Heat won last year Spurs fans &players were kind and classy to the families and players. Never sink in the mid when things don’t go ur way. #LoveAndLigh.”
“#HeatNation stand up! Thank you for supporting the team, the organization & our families. We are grateful & humbled, so until next year… LETS GO HEAT!”
As for the Spurs, the team in all their glory, also took to social media to share their excitement. Parker posted an image on Facebook simply writing:
On Sunday night, Kawhi Leonard became the youngest finals MVP since 1999 when Tim Duncan was also 20-years-old. “Right now, it’s just surreal to me,” Leonard after wining the award. “I have a great group of guys behind me … I just want to thank God, my parents and everybody.”