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The Miami Heat win the 2011-12 NBA title: Yahoo! Sports experts, NBA fans react

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LeBron James celebrates the Miami Heat's 2011-12 NBA championship. (Getty Images)

The Miami Heat won the 2011-12 NBA championship on Thursday night, notching a 121-106 victory in Game 5 of the NBA Finals that gave them a 4-1 series win over the Oklahoma City Thunder behind a triple-double by signature star LeBron James, who was named the 2012 NBA Finals MVP after a sensational five-game set. Oklahoma City fought hard in defeat, but struggled against Miami on both ends of the court at critical junctures in Games 2 through 4 en route to a loss that left Thunder star Kevin Durant feeling very emotional just after Game 5's final buzzer.

There was plenty of commentary on Game 5, the Heat's sensational play and the coronation of King James on Twitter during our Yahoo! Sports #FinalsChat. What did BDL's writers and readers have to say about the action on the final night of the 2011-12 NBA season? Hit the jump for a collection of reactions, collected courtesy of Storify.

NBA fans react. (Screencap via Storify)

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