LeBron James and Steph Curry have more in common than people think. They were both born in Akron, Ohio, and in the same hospital, just a few years apart. They’ve also impacted the game in many ways, and both of them are still dominating the game.
However, the narrative has been that the star-duo doesn’t have a deep relationship, and they see each other as big rivals. It’s easy to believe that they don’t like each other since both of them have been battling in four NBA Finals. On top of that, both have rarely spoken about each other. The public turning point came at this year’s All-Star game when they played together for the first time in their careers. Both were excited about the opportunity to share the court, and after the game, LeBron complimented Steph on Twitter. Then Steph talked about James.
“Respect is always there. You have a situation where it’s not just me and him. It’s obviously its team’s going at each other and your competing year after year after year, and you get to see up close and personal greatness, and I think he will say the same thing.”Stephen Curry, via ClutchPoints
Now it seems that James wants to get Curry to the Lakers. To remind you, Curry is eligible for a contract extension this summer. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said on his Hoop Collective podcast that James put on a “full-court press” to recruit Curry.
“I thought it was hilarious over All-Star Weekend, LeBron praising Steph up and down … how much he loves his game, how much he respects him. LeBron has obviously put the full-court press on, not the full-court press, but LeBron has obviously begun the recruiting of Steph, just in the event that he wouldn’t extend and that somehow he would become a free agent and that the Lakers would have a swing at him.”Brian Windhorst, via Hoop Collective
Even though it’s hard to believe that Steph and James would become teammates, nobody knows what will happen in the future. Over a year ago, nobody thought that the Nets would have this kind of firepower, and the Nets could potentially be the reason for LeBron and Curry teaming up.