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June 22, 2012 11:46 am

Israeli-American Miami Heat Owner Wins NBA Title

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Looking east to the main façade of AmericanAirlines Arena on Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida, USA. Photo: JJRon.

The Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-106, on Thursday night to give Israeli-American team owner Micky Arison a National Basketball Association (NBA) championship.

Arison, who is also CEO of the Carnival cruise operator and bought the Heat in 2010, was born in Tel Aviv in 1949. His net worth is $4.7 billion, making him the 72nd-richest person in the U.S., according to Forbes.

Miami’s LeBron James had 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds in Game 5 to help the Heat wrap up their second NBA championship. Their first came in 2006, when Arison was a managing general partner.

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