LeBron James and Stephen Curry share a long history between them. They have the modern-day greatest rivalry in NBA. But both the players have a lot of respect for each other. They also hail from Akron, Ohio. Stephen Curry is 35. LeBron James is 38. However, it seems like age is not a factor to slow down or get weak the two men from Akron at all. They just keep getting better with time. Looks like both of the players are aging like fine wine.
The Western Conference semis between the Lakers and the Warriors are supposed to be very intense and exciting. Mostly because of the two wizards of the game going head-to-head at each other. LeBron James and Stephen Curry both are looking for their fifth title. The Warriors are the defending champions. On the other hand, the Lakers won their last title in 2020. It has been a while since they tasted the success of a championship. Hence, it is all the way more exciting. But fans have been curious to know why LeBron and Stephen had an intense moment in the second quarter of Game 1.
Stephen Curry Explained What Went Down Between Him And James
There was an intense moment between LeBron James and Stephen Curry during Game 1. King James seemed to follow King Curry in the second quarter when he was walking down to the bench, and he had something to tell him. Furthermore, it looked like they were having a heated conversation. However, Stephen Curry later cleared the doubts. The Warriors star mentioned, “James was just joking about guarding me all the way till I get to the bench.” It is understandable that the Lakers would take extreme steps to guard Stephen Curry as he came out after a historic game in the last match of the series against the Kings.
Steph explains why LeBron followed him to the end of the Warriors' bench pic.twitter.com/H9Uwoh61nF— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) May 3, 2023
The three-pointer King is in the form of his life as he scored 50 points in Game 7 against the Kings before this. That is a record in Game 7’s history. The Warriors even came back from behind. They managed to level the game as they went 14-0 in the final quarter. In the end, it was a breathtaking finish as the Lakers held on to their nerve to snatch a victory against the defending champions. They won 117-112. Moreover, it is just the beginning of a fascinating series the fans have in their hands. Stephen Curry or LeBron James – The Golden State Warriors or Los Angles Lakers – Who’ll Go Through To The Western Conference Final?
How Will LeBron And Steph’s Epic Rivalry Will Lead After This Faceoff?
LeBron James and the Warriors have a great history of rivalry in the postseason. They met in four consecutive NBA finals from 2015 to 2018. LeBron James won only once. The other three times, Stephen Curry ended on the winning side. After a long time, they met again in the postseason.
However, it is not the NBA finals but an all-important semi-final of the Western Conference. LeBron James would like to even things out between him and the Stephen Curry-led side. If the Lakers win the series, it would just take LeBron a bit closer to fulfilling that wish. The Lakers have gained a lead after winning the first game of the series on the road.