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LeBron wants to face Celtics?

When the Cleveland Cavaliers [1] advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals this week, LeBron James [2] 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 [5] and not the Orlando Magic [6].

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 [7] 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.”