Lakers star LeBron James knows his Finals streak will one day end
Among the most impressive records that Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has achieved in his career is his eight straight NBA Finals appearances. The milestone is important to him but James knows full well that it will one day come to an end.
Speaking with Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, James acknowledged the streak noting that it means a lot to him. It is one of those things that he’ll talk about once he hangs up his sneakers for good.
“[The Finals streak] means a lot,” James told Yahoo Sports. “To have a streak of anything is significant. Games played, threes made, Finals appearances. These are things that you can always talk about when you get older and are done with the game, but at the end of the day, they all come to an end.”
The streak started in his first year with the Miami Heat in 2010. In four seasons, James was able to snag two rings — back to back at that. The streak continued on his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers where he was able to bring a title to the city.
This season, many believe that the streak might come to an end. After all, James is now in the ultra-competitive Western Conference. The Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets are the top favorites. James’ Lakers, on the other hand, may have to wait for at least a year to achieve elite status. But with James on their side, it seems like anything is possible.