Fans use Twitter to praise LeBron, Heat
MANILA, Philippines -- Many basketball fans used Twitter to air their thoughts on the victory of the Miami Heat over Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA 2012 Finals series on Friday.
ANC Boom Gonzalez uploaded a photo of the huge crowd in downtown Miami when the shot clock winded down.
Kristie Kenney, a true blue basketball fan and former US Ambassador to the Philippines, also sent her best to Miami as they rocked the night away.
"Congrats to the Heat! I bet the beautiful city of Miami is rocking right now!" said Kenney.
San Juan Representative and senatorial candidate JV Ejercito was also one of the first politicians to applaud the Heat and LeBron James.
"Congratulations Miami Heat and LeBron James!" said Ejercito.
Meantime, Los Angeles Clippers' power forward Blake Griffin praised the both Oklahoma and and the Eastern Conference champs because it was a fun series to watch.
"Congrats to both the Heat and Thunder... fun series to watch," says Griffin.
Metta World Peace lauded "King James" for playing exactly how any superstar should.
He said LeBron was unselfish, trusted his team mates and found the balance between hunger and team.
"Lebron is playing exactly how any superstar should.. unselfish n together. Trust his team mates.. he found balance between hunger n team," said the player former known as Ron Artest.
WNBA star Candace Parker also took to the microblogging site, wishing joy to Miami and its fans.
"Congrats to the Miami Heat... World Champs!" she said
Sports analyst Skip Bayless, meantime, said it was a pleasure to watch James.
"He finally accept what he cannot do... and focus solely on what he does better than anyone else," said Bayless.
Dan Rafael of ESPN said he loved it when Fil-Am coach Erik Spoelstra talked about boxing and dropped a Manny Pacquiao reference in his interview.
"Gottas love Erik Spoelstra talking #boxing and dropping the #MannyPacquiao reference in his interview with @StuartScott. #Heat," said the boxing analyst.
Even Twitter's trending topics locally and internationally are about the NBA with Mike Miller, Juwan Howard, Chris Bosh, Erik Spoelstra, Pat Riley and David Stern dominating the list. -- ANC