LeBron James and Stephen Curry are the two biggest names in the current NBA. They are among the greatest players of all time, too. But it is so weird to think about it that they came from the same place, Akron, Ohio. On top of that, these two greats were born in the same hospital. Clearly, it was destiny that brought them face-to-face on the NBA Floor. These two superstars changed the game forever in their own unique styles. But talking about Curry and James in the same line always brings up the topic of their epic rivalry. It started in 2015 when the Golden State Warriors ended their 40-year drought of a championship. That year, in the NBA Finals, Stephen Curry led the Dubs to win against the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers.
Moreover, the next year saw the same finalists back again facing each other. LeBron James led the Cavaliers again to be the best in the Eastern Conference. But could he get his revenge in the finals of 2016? Yes, he did it. The Cavaliers ended more than a 50-year-long drought for a championship in Cleveland’s sports history. But from 2015 to 2018, the Warriors and the Cavs met four times in the NBA Finals in a row. Steph Curry won it with the Dubs on three occasions, leaving just one for the all-time scoring leader. That’s how epic rivalry they had. Perhaps it is time for the veteran superstars to team up in the NBA.
LeBron James And Stephen Curry Teaming Up?
In 2023, the NBA tried to boost ratings and interest by creating a promotion to pit the “Rivals” against each other. The superstar forward and the Warriors guard never really needed such a billing. It is because the rivalry between Steph and Bron has been filled with intensity but mutual admiration for one another. It is their rivalry that made the modern-day game more exciting and popular. Moreover, the championship battles between the two greats are absolutely legendary. Now, can the fans expect to see the two giants of superstars from Akron, Ohio, team up in the NBA? Recently, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors had an epic fight.
Later, both players gave some postgame commentary. LeBron James mentioned Steph Curry keeps him young. On the other hand, King Curry asked King James how do they keep getting better. In the past few days, there was a rumor that the Lakers might trade LeBron James. But on Friday, his agent, Rich Paul, told ESPN that it is not true and they won’t ask for any trade. It is great news for the Lakers Nation, but for NBA fans in general, the Curry-James duo would be the biggest news to live for. These greats are in the later stages of their career, and it would have been great to see them team up.
How Good The Curry-James Duo Would Be For NBA?
Every time rivalry in any sport brings a lot of fan following. The popularity has increased to a great extent. In the NBA, though, the rivalry that changed the game for the fans, especially was the rivalry between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. The Lakers and the Boston Celtics rivalry is the most popular in the league.
Moreover, the rivalry between LeBron James and Stephen Curry resembles a lot of that same old Magic-Larry rivalry. They have met a number of times in the NBA Finals, and those games have been all classics. How great it was to see Larry Bird and Magic Johnson team up for the 1992 American Dream Team. The fans might want something similar with James and Curry as well.
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