With the NBA Finals fast approaching, fans are hyped to see Steph Curry take on his main NBA rival, LeBron James. Yet, while these two may play like archenemies, the Golden State Warriors star revealed that he and LeBron’s relationship is far more complicated than you think.
Third time’s the charm, and NBA fans are absolutely psyched that Steph Curry, 29, is leading the Golden State Warriors up against LeBron James, 32, and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third consecutive NBA Finals. These two men are arguably the best of the NBA’s best, and after trading wins and championships, it seems there’s a bit of a frosty rivalry between them. Yet, when Steph sat down with Good Morning America’s T.J. Holmes, 39, he revealed that he and LeBron go way back.
“I know him well,” Steph said. “All the way back from my college days, he used to come watch us at Davidson [College] play, and we spend some time together, here and there,” Steph said. It sounds like these two are chill, but Steph pointed out that it’s hard to have a bromance with someone who’s not wearing the same uniform. “As you go through the league, [the] schedule is crazy. You obviously run into each other, from time to time, and we have the battles on the court. When all is said and done, when all of our careers are over with, I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of looking back, like, we had some good times playing the game we love.”
It seems that, at least for Steph, he and LeBron are cool. Granted, these comments came before the start of NBA Finals. If LeBron leads the Cavs back from another 3-1 deficit to claim Cleveland’s second consecutive championship, Steph might not be so eager to sit down with King James and talk about “the good times.”
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Hopefully, Steph and LeBron have made time to patch things up, as Marcus Thompson, author of Golden: The Miraculous Rise Of Steph Curry, claims that the relationship between the Warriors star and LeBron suffered a major hit when Steph blew up. “There was a time when LeBron and Steph were big brother and little brother,” Marcus said when doing press for his book. Yet, when Steph suddenly “challenged LeBron’s status” as the best player in the NBA, the Cavs star got a bit “weird.” Here’s hoping these two have ironed things out or else it’s going to get ugly on the court.
Steph’s full interview will air during the June 1 episode of Good Morning America. HollywoodLifers, do you think things are cool between Steph and LeBron? Do you think they hate each other? Share your thoughts.