LeBron undaunted by challenge of facing Warriors in Finals

Sheri Evans
May 29, 2017

It's highly likely that just about everyone will pick Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Dramond Green, Andre Iguodala and the Warriors to dethrone the Cavs, and that's just fine with James. And if you add Pop (Gregg Popovich) in there, that's five Hall of Famers.

James also has had to go through the Boston Celtics, who won an National Basketball Association title in 2008 and dispatched James from the playoffs in 2008 and 2010 before he was able to get by them in 2011 and 2012 after joining the Miami Heat. Six of the eight times James' teams have reached the Finals, they've been the underdog, including this year.

For the record, James feels quite confident about evening his career Finals record to 4-4 with a win over Golden State. "It's a little ironic that things happen in life this way", said Brown of facing James, according to Nick Schwartz of FoxSports.com.

Does the thought of seeing another season extend all the way until June only to end in a loss deter him? "So it makes it even more risky when you equip that talent, that skill with those guys".

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James does believe that his these Finals, his seventh straight trip to the championship round, will have people appreciating his career no matter what the outcome.

Brown says that he doesn't have any extra knowledge of how James plays the game and that everyone knows what the three-time champion is all about by now.

Which one takes out top spot? "I've always been proud to be part of the biggest stage in our league and it's the Finals". Past year he carried his team back from the brink as the Cavs became the first team to rally from a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven NBA Finals and win the title. Under the microscope, media members will do their darndest to determine what the keys to a Cleveland Cavaliers or Golden State Warriors victory will be. We both added pieces that have helped our offensive package and defensive package be even more scary and obviously you can see that. "I was just talking to my boys about it, and it's just one of those things, especially in the National Basketball Association, it's like 'The Lion King.' It's just the circle of life".

But before we get to Friday's Game 1, let's take a look back at the best plays from the past two NBA Finals series.

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