The Los Angeles Lakers claimed their first NBA title for a decade after beating the Miami Heat 106-93 to take the final series 4-2.

LeBron James was named finals MVP and proved immense for the champions in game six as he scored a triple-double which included 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists,

Rajon Rondo exploded off the bench with 19 points with the same amount coming from Anthony Davis, who impressed on the defensive side of the ball.

Davis had 15 rebounds while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope netted 17 points for the Lakers.

Miami never recovered from a slow start despite Goran Dragic checking in for the first time since injuring his left foot in game one.

Bam Adebayo top-scored for Miami with 25 points as well as 10 rebounds, but it was Jimmy Butler's quiet night that gave the clearest indication of Los Angeles' dominance: he had had kept the Heat in the series previously but was limited to just 12 points courtesy of heavy defensive pressure. 

The Lakers dedicated the victory in remembrance of Kobe Bryant, who led the team to their last title in 2010, and died in a helicopter crash in January.

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Vanessa Bryant congratulated the Los Angeles Lakers after they beat Miami Heat 106-93 to win their 17th NBA Championship on Sunday and said she wished her husband Kobe and daughter Gianna could have been present.

Bryant, who won five championships with the Lakers, and 13-year-old Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash in January.

"Go Lakers! Wish Kobe and Gigi were here to see this," Vanessa Bryant wrote in a post on Instagram that included a photograph of her late husband and Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka.

"Congratulations Uncle P! Congratulations @lakers Kobe was right, RP!" she added. "Stay the course – block out the noise."

The Lakers dedicated their NBA Finals victory to Bryant, with LeBron James, Anthony Davis and team President Jeanie Buss paying tribute.

Veteran point guard Rajon Rondo, who got the Lakers up and running in game six with an early offensive burst, said Bryant would be smiling down on the team after their victory.

"Obviously winning for Kobe has been in my mind for a while," said Rondo, the second player ever to win championships with the Lakers and Celtics, after Clyde Lovellette.

Lovellette won his first championship with the Minneapolis Lakers 1954 before winning two more with the Celtics.

"Kobe was a basketball savant, one of the greatest minds I've ever played with," Rondo added. "I got to compete against Kobe Bryant when I was 21. His game and his legacy speaks for itself.

"To come full circle to win in his honour, his daughter's honour... I know he's definitely smiling down on us."