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LeBron James feels blessed to play fifth NBA Finals

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LeBron James is known for his dominance on the court and the difference he makes in a game, as he has been one of the main reasons the Heat have reached the NBA Finals for a fourth consecutive year, but for James this years' Finals mean so much more for the number six.

James is about take part in his fifth NBA Finals, against the San Antonio Spurs with the remarks of a rematch from 2013, but the small forward has the chance to help Heat complete the three peat, as according to Yahoo! Sports, the 29-year-old is feeling blessed to be presented with this opportunity once again.

''I'm blessed, man, that's all I can say.''

He continued to remark some of his fellow companions in the sport and is hoping to create a legacy such as Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.

''I'm blessed. I was a kid who watched so many finals appearances and, you know, watched Michael Jordan and watched Shaq and Kobe ... we watched throwback finals games. ... I just wished maybe I could see the finals verbiage behind me and be a part of this.''

Entering into this years' final, James has featured 15 times in the play-offs and has recorded, on average, 27.1 points per game; as most recently the small forward was named in the 2014 NBA All-Star first team.

James's first NBA Finals was with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2007 coming up against Gregg Popovich's San Antonio Spurs.
James headed into the series having featured 75 times for the Cavaliers and averaging 30 points and 7.2 assists a game.

But the small forward couldn't do anything to prevent a one sided encounter as the Spurs hammered Cleveland 4-0.

In 2010 James made the move to Miami Heat and became an instant hit, then in 2011 the Ohio born forward played in his second final, again on the losing side to the Dallas Mavericks, facing a 4-2 defeat with James being Heat's top scorer for games one and six of the series.

The next year redemption was in mind of the Heat following their defeat to the Mavericks and Erik Spoelstra's team didn't disappoint beating Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1.

The 2012 MVP LeBron James was dynamic in their finals series, becoming Heat's top scorer in all five of their matches, as the forward played 23 matches averaging 30.3 points a game in the play-offs.

In the 2013 season Heat retained their NBA title, beating the San Antonio Spurs 4-3 in a thrilling Finals series.
James won the MVP title for the second consecutive year and in the play-offs averaged 25.9 points. Also, in the final cliff-hanger against the Spurs featured in all seven games and averaged 25.3 points.

There is no question that James has a distinguished record in the finals having been a loser and winner twice, the fifth appearance will surely determine where James stands among the icons of NBA.

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