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LeBron James reacts to being named ESPN's No.1 basketball player for the sixth year running

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LeBron James is used to being at the top.

After six straight NBA Finals appearances, of which he has three championship rings to show for it, James is on top of the world having guided his Cleveland Cavaliers to their first-ever title.

He's been breaking plenty of personal records, too.

He's become the Cavaliers franchise leader in all-time rebounds and become the youngest player to score 27,000 points in NBA history - all in the last two weeks.

King James has also been named the number one basketball player in ESPN's annual #NBArank for the sixth year running.

When asked how he felt about the accolade prior to the Cavs' 104-95 victory over the Wizards, James insisted people respect the way he plays the game.

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"I think it means something of the simple fact that, you know, that what I'm doing, I'm very consistent," James said. "I'm very consistent with my game, very consistent on how I approach the game. And there's, whoever's making it, I don't know who's making the case for it, they respect the way I play the game. So it's a testament to that."

James has won both Eastern Conference Player of the Week awards so far this season and is averaging 23.4 points, 9.3 assists and 9.0 rebounds through the Cavs' 7-1 start.

There is plenty to respect about that.

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