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Marla Ridenour: LeBron channels post-Finals heartbreak into motivation for championship chase

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio _ When LeBron James faced the media in the bowels of Quicken Loans Arena following a Game 6 loss to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, it seemed like a soul-searching moment for the Cavaliers star.tmpplchld As his teammates fell to injury one by one, the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player summoned every ounce of will he had left. Yet it was not enough, and falling to Golden State 4-2 in the Finals left James wondering if he would rather not make the playoffs than suffer such heartbreak.tmpplchld "It would hurt a lot easier if I just didn't make the playoffs," he said that June night.tmpplchld The days that followed brought more torment,...