Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James praised Raptors fans following Cleveland's win in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night.
In a postgame interview with ESPN’s Doris Burke, James marveled at the Air Canada Centre crowd, which was still chanting for the Raptors despite Toronto’s 113–87 defeat.
“Do you hear this?” James asked Burke, who was trying to ask questions over the noise of the crowd. “Do you hear this? Unbelievable respect and much respect to these fans, to this country. This is unbelievable.
“I never been a part of something like this in my 13–year career. This is special, and they really appreciate what their team did.”
Toronto’s run to the Eastern Conference Finals constituted the team’s most successful postseason in its history.
James scored 33 points with 11 rebounds and six assists in Friday’s game.
James and the Cavs will face either the Golden States Warriors or Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals. James has now reached six consecutive NBA Finals.
- Stanley Kay