For the first time since LeBron took his talents away from South Beach, the Miami Heat are set to begin their quest for another NBA Finals championship.
Miami, which has three NBA championships – one with Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neal and two with Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh – once again have the decks stacked against them as they face the mighty Lakers that bolster LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
Ahead of the NBA Finals, Erik Spoelstra’s wife, Nikki, took to Instagram and posted a heartfelt message.
“A virtual kiss to my husband. Congratulations Miami HEAT! Eastern Conference CHAMPIONS! All of #HEATnation is so proud of you. Your families are proud of you. To all the players, coaches, and staff- you are truly amazing and your hard work is paying off. This playoff run has brought so much joy to our city and to HEAT fans all over the world. Incredible. But this isn’t over… here we come NBA FINALS!
To My Love, Erik: You. Amaze. Me. I love you… WE love you… and we are cheering for you every day. Go DADDY!” she wrote.
Game 1 of the NBA Finals is set to tip off at 9 p.m. E.T.