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LeBron wants to face Celtics?

Posted By Jessica Camerato On May 13, 2009 @ 3:13 pm In General | 8 Comments

When the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals this week, LeBron James said he looks forward to playing either the Boston Celtics or the Orlando Magic [3] in the next round.

Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer [4] believes otherwise:

But the more he talked, the more it became obvious that if James and the rest of the Cavs had their choice, they would choose a rematch with the defending champion Celtics and not the Orlando Magic.

He said he’d seen every one of the Magic’s playoff games and talked about how difficult they are to defend with Dwight Howard and his strong shooters. But there was an edge when James discussed the Celtics.

“We know everything about Boston; we have a history with them,” James said.

James considers last season Game 7 one of the most challenging he has ever played. Then the NBA’s MVP left his desire for a rematch up to interpretation.

“I’m a competitor; I thrive on going against the best,” James said. “I love playing against the best. You make your answer out of that.”


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