John Cena: WWE Star Turns NBA Finals Into Life Lesson

WWE star John Cena essentially used the NBA Finals to teach an important life lesson on Thursday.

The 38-year-old wrestler tweeted about the recently decided NBA Finals match between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.

However, Cena focused on the journey of the underdog in that battle (Warriors) and the fact that they were able to make it to the Finals in the first place.

“NBA Finals shows us one thing. Never Give Up. 40 years since last NBA Finals, Warriors. Tough challenge ahead, [LeBron James]. #Respect”

Even though John Cena is known for having quite a few memorable quotes and catchphrases, “Never Give Up” has definitely made its way towards the top of the list as a trademark for many of his fans.

Sometimes i wanna stop trying and quit and then i remember what John Cena told me, “Never Give Up” :)

— Nick LaValle (@NickLaValle23) May 27, 2015

I will never hashtag I quit because @johncena taught me to #NeverGiveUp #Payback2015

— #IfUSeekAmy (@trinalanay) May 18, 2015

John Cena has used the same phrase to inspire many other people out of the wrestling arena as well.

For instance, earlier this month, Cena shared his “Never Give Up” message as the keynote speaker for the Cushing Academy graduation ceremony.

Perhaps the Golden State Warriors will also be inspired by John Cena for the same exact quote.

The Golden State Warriors have not made it to the NBA Finals since 1975. Battling against the Washington Bullets (now Wizards), the Warriors were able to sweep the Bullets in the final series with a record of 4-0.

The fact that LeBron James has made it to the NBA Finals every season for five consecutive seasons now might be a little intimidating to Stephen Curry and the Warriors. However, as John Cena stated in his tweet, it does not look like they are going to let that stop them.

To get to this point of the 2014-15 season, it is possible that head coach Steve Kerr, Stephen Curry, and the rest of the Golden State Warriors were using the advice given from John Cena through his trademark quote long before he tweeted it to them.

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