Miami Heat fan Donna Velasco holds a sign along the parade route ahead of the Miami Heat's celebration in Miami, Florida June 25, 2012. The Heat is holding a parade to celebrate defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder last week in the fifth and final game of the NBA finals, to win the league title. (Photo : REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity)
The Miami Heat just finalized their victory parade through the busy streets of downtown Miami as they arrived to the American Airlines Arena.
Heat players including LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh; coaches, Eric Spoelstra and Pat Riley; staff, families, were all present as they paraded atop double-decker buses and made their procession towards the venue that awaits them for round 2 of celebrations.
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According to the Miami Herald, the parade which was intended to last 90 minutes, sped its way through and ended up lasting only 30 minutes.
The cavalcade was made up of two double-deckers, Burnie's fire truck, and several convertibles and the media outlet is reporting that Dwayne Wade was in charge of securing the trophy.
One of the buses displayed a huge sign reading "Thanks Heat Fans!" while all the Heat Players were seen wearing
The Heat's owner and Chairman of Carnival Corporation, Micky Arison, was also present atop the buses and took snap shots of his view:
At the Triple-A venue, Heat Fans will be participating in what is an in-house party where recognitions will be made and awards handed.
The festivities are expected to run until 2:00 p.m. EST.
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