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How the Heat Celebrated: LeBron, Wade Partied With Drake at Story, Battier Went to Denny's

You're a freshly crowned, back-to-back NBA champ. The world is your oyster, and you're in one of the greatest party cities on Earth. Where do you live it up?

LeBron, D-Wade, Ray Allen, and Udonis Haslem all celebrated their new rings at Story Nightclub in South Beach, dancing onstage with Drake while eating from a giant box of pizza. Shane Battier, meanwhile, ate a Grand Slam at Denny's.

Drake led the party at Story for the Heat players who showed up, a group that eventually included Norris Cole and even Erik Spoelstra, according to NBC6.

"It was the bomb," a local rapper named PrimaDonna told the station. "You hear LeBron, you would have thought Lil Wayne was in the building. He said, 'Look me in the face -- I ain't got no worries.' I said, 'Woooo, we won a championship!'"

Lucky for the Heat, Drake decided not to grudge on the team after getting shut out of the locker room after the win. The rapper was caught on video looking stunned when a security guard refused to let him in.

Not all the Heat players went quite so baller with their parties last night. Shane Battier, who stroked six threes for 18 points in Game 7, went to Denny's:

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Tim Elfrink is a former investigative reporter and managing editor for Miami New Times. He has won the George Polk Award and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
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