Kathmandu, The Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics to claim their fourth NBA title in eight years.
The Warriors won 103-90 in game six in Boston to clinch the series 4-2.
Having finished 2019-20 with a dire 15-50 record, they are also the first team to go from the league’s worst side to a championship in two years.
Stephen Curry, twice named the league’s most valuable player for the regular season, was the NBA Finals MVP for the first time in his career.
The 34-year-old averaged 31.2 points in the six games and scored 34 points in Thursday’s win, adding seven assists and seven rebounds.
Andrew Wiggins scored 18 points and Jordan Poole 15 as Golden State won the NBA championship for the first time in four years.
They also won the title in 2015 and 2017, but lost the 2016 and 2019 finals before missing out on the play-offs in the past two seasons while rebuilding their squad.
Kevin Durant left as a free agent in 2019 while Curry and Klay Thompson were injured during the 2019-20 season.
Both have played a key role for the San Francisco-based franchise in each of their recent title wins, with Thompson scoring 12 points on Thursday.
“We found a way to just get it done,” said Curry, who was the seventh overall draft pick by the Warriors in 2009.