The Miami Heat raised the Larry O'Brein Trophy as the 2012 NBA champions on Thursday. Just like Pat Riley drew it up, LeBron James delivered a triple double to cap his MVP performance while Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade also came up big for the Heat. While the performances of the "Big Three" were impressive it may have been the outing of a less heralded teammate that turned the tide in Game 5.

Although injuries have relegated Mike Miller to afterthought status during his stint in Miami, the veteran swingman may have been as integral as anyone in uniform when it came to ensuring the Heat have to head back to Oklahoma City. Miller put on a perimeter shooting clinic, scoring 23 points while hitting seven of eight three-point attempts.

After winning the first championship of his career, the 32-year-old spoke with reporters about his future plans.

“I’ve got to make the best decision, not only for the organization, for the players that work every night, for the Arisons who believed in me, for Coach Riley for bringing me here, and then my family,” Miller told the Miami Herald.

“If it is (the last game), I couldn’t picture a better point to go out on top like this as a champion.”

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