LeBron James has expressed his desire to avenge the defeat that he suffered in the NBA Finals six years ago.

Miami Heat face the San Antonio Spurs in this year's NBA Finals and James has history with the Spurs.

When playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Spurs walked to victory 4-0, securing the win in Cleveland.

Since then, James has also suffered defeat in three play-offs as well as one other Finals defeat in 2011.

James told CBS Sports: "I have something in me that they took in '07. Beat us on our home floor. Celebrated on our home floor. I've lost enough.

"I don't need anymore fuel from losing. I've lost two Finals, so I don't need anymore fuel from losing the Finals."

James left Cleveland in 2010 for the Miami Heat, with whom he lost to Dallas Mavericks in 2011.

The 28-year-old has tasted victory once before in the Finals, when his side beat Oklahoma City Thunder twelve months ago.

James has also won two Olympic golds with the USA team when they were successful in Beijing in 2008 and in London last year.

The best of seven series between the Heat and the Spurs begins on Thursday.


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