LeBron James and Stephen Curry have been rivals in the modern NBA era, with the Golden State Warriors star enjoying a 15-7 advantage in the playoffs. No one would have imagined the two playing in one team, but after LeBron James mentioned he wanted to play with Curry, the sharpshooter responded in a way that could make the fans’ imagination go wild.
LeBron wants to play with Steph Curry
In an episode of The Shop, James was asked who he wanted to play basketball with the most on the same team. LeBron answered his son Bronny James, and among the current NBA stars, he mentioned Steph Curry.
“Steph Curry’s the one I want to play with. For sure. In today’s game.”
The two had a storied rivalry, with James inflicting a historic 3-1 comeback to help the Cleveland Cavaliers win the title in 2016. But Steph still holds a 24-18 winning record in their career head-to-head, including a 3-1 lead in four NBA finals.
In the aftermath of the L.A. Lakers missing the play-in tournament despite the stellar names they signed in the summer, fans wonder if James would stay or go elsewhere to chase a ring or play with son Bronny. GSW has attractive young assets right now, but it’s safe to say the front office won’t let go of Draymond Green or Klay Thompson for LeBron James.
The Warriors are still considered contenders while also preparing the young players for the future. After hearing what James said, Chef Curry made his stance on the matter.
"I'm cool right now"
After learning about LeBron wanting to play with him, Stephen Curry commented with a safe answer.
“I’m cool right now.”
This could be interpreted as he’s okay with the idea or not as excited about the idea. Or Steph doesn't want to be fined by the league or raise expectations among fans. There’s still a task at hand for him and the Warriors. If and when the playoffs are over, there should be a time for the sharpshooter to address LeBron’s comments in a more detailed manner.
James has praised Curry in the past, and he chose him as part of his team in the last two All-Star games. They won both games when they teamed up together.
It would also be a storybook ending for James if he decides to join Curry in Golden State. Both were born in the same hospital in Akron, Ohio, and later created many historic moments together in the NBA. Although fans might not like this idea of former rivals teaming up, at the end of the day, the Golden State Warriors do offer a better chance of winning a title compared to the current L.A. Lakers team.
James winning a title with son Bronny while also playing with rival turned friend Steph Curry would make LeBron a happy, satisfied man before retiring and allow him to win more titles.