LeBron James isn't the only one involved in eight consecutive NBA Finals

Lebron takes Cavaliers to 4th NBA Finals in a row

The Houston Rockets fell apart on Monday night, losing to the Golden State Warriors 101-92 in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. But the one Cleveland got is perhaps King James' crowning achievement, when the Cavaliers overcame that 3-1 deficit to beat the 73-win Warriors in Oakland in Game 7.

The Rockets were understandably emotional after losing just one game shy of the NBA Finals, with Trevor Ariza, Clint Capela and P.J. Tucker in tears.

Had the Cavaliers lost in that first round, as many expected, few would have faulted James. "Like it's - they're National Basketball Association players, and yeah they're new and what-not and 'Bron is wonderful, he played an unbelievable playoff run to date and has willed his team to his eighth straight Finals and all that, which is unbelievable to think about the consistency and the longevity and just the level of greatness that he's shown in the Eastern Conference". So essentially, James has played 12.5 more Game 7s against the Boston Celtics. "They've been to Game 7s". While unwinding long after the win with Morton's The Steakhouse cuisine and a cold one, Kerr responded to those words by saying, "We would have won the series in five if Iggy played".

And White, who hasn't played a regular-season or playoff game this season, isn't the only former Seminole headed to this year's NBA Finals.

In the West, Houston ended up living by the three, and dying by the three.

Clint Capela took his score to 16 with a nice two-pointer but the third quarter was all about the comeback from the Warriors who produced when it mattered in the third quarter. Of course, the Warriors' defense, which stepped up its intensity in the second half of Game 7, had something to do with all those misses. If All-Star Kevin Love is cleared from his concussion in time to play, Cleveland can surround James with unsafe perimeter shooters such as himself, Kyle Korver, George Hill and JR Smith, forcing the Warriors to play James 1-on-1 - and possibly without one of their top defenders in Andre Iguodala if he can't return from his leg injury.

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The Cavs have twice been pushed to seven games, overcome injuries and gotten much-needed contributions to ease the burden on James from role players Green, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. By removing both a passing and scoring option from the floor, Paul, nicknamed "CP3" for his jersey number, was the three the Rockets missed most of all.

The Warriors are going to the Finals.

Durant racked up 34 points, five rebounds, and five assists in the W. His team advanced to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, which commence Thursday at 9 p.m. EST.

Never before, however, have the odds been stacked so heavily against a James-led team. And the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz made waves in the early rounds of the Western Conference playoffs. LeBron remains the "Beast of the East", heading to his eighth straight Finals - four with the Miami Heat, and the last four with Cleveland.

And over these four years since James returned to northeast OH, the Warriors are 17-9 against the Cavaliers. "They are clearly the favorite, without question, but the luxury of having the best player in the world in that situation, anything can happen".

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