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Who are you calling an underdog? LeBron James wants to know.

LeBron James can’t be the underdog if he has all the basketballs, right? (Bob Donnan / USA Today)

The Cleveland Cavaliers Big Three may consist of LeBron James and two guys you couldn’t name if you saw them walking down the street, but that doesn’t mean James is the underdog in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. Oh, no, it most emphatically does not.

“Huh? Underdog? Me?” James responded to a reporter as he sat next to Matthew Dellavedova and Tristan Thompson on a podium.

He is, after all, King James.

The reporter backed down with a quick, “I don’t think you are” and James replied. “I don’t so either.”

James has been to the Finals five straight seasons now, so you can’t really blame him. And he’s on a mission to bring a title to his hometown.

“I would never be an underdog,” James said. “I think we have a great chance. That’s what we’re here for.”