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LeBron James says 6th straight NBA Finals means everything to him

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The Cleveland Cavaliers effortlessly dispatched the Toronto Raptors last night, wrapping up the Eastern Conference Finals and safe passage through to the NBA Finals with a comfortable win in the Air Canada Centre.

The series win sees the Cavaliers reach the Finals in successive seasons - as they look to avenge their defeat to the Golden State Warriors in last year's finals. 

While this is the Cavs second straight trip to the Finals, that number stands at six for LeBron James, who hasn't missed post-season finale since 2010, during his original stint in Cleveland. While it may seem like same-old for LBJ, the man himself isn't taking anything for granted.

Moments after the buzzer sounded, James was asked what he is most proud of with his six straight trips to the Finals. The four-time MVP seemed stumped, before giving an answer.

"I don't know," James said, still on the court after the win. "I have heard all the questions, and that right there is a stumper."

Cleveland Cavaliers v Toronto Raptors - Game Six

"Um, I am just very humbled and gracious that the man above has given me the opportunity to play the game that I love. And I get to go out here and do it every single night in front of my fans."

According to James, it means everything to him.

"It is very emotional to be a part of something like this. This is my sixth straight. It means everything."

To lead your team to six straight finals is an absolutely incredible feat, and LeBron really does deserve a lot of the credit for how good Cleveland is right now.  The 31-year-old is arguably the best player of the 21st Century and he isn't as loved and respected as he arguably should be. Maybe winning the Finals this year will change that public perception.

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Eastern Conference
NBA
LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division

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