A friend or foe? Steph Curry and LeBron James have clashed over the years, but besides that there is a beautiful friendship between two compatriots.
Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry recently revealed secrets related to him and LeBron James. Curry explained that his relationship with the Los Angeles Lakers legend is “complicated” due to the age difference and years of rivalry.
“When I was in school, LeBron came to watch me play. Later when I entered the NBA, I also received advice from him on how to overcome some initial difficulties,” Steph Curry explained.
“But later we had to face each other four times in a row in the Finals. Even last year Golden State once again met the Lakers. He’s a great guy, a great friend, a great opponent. great competitors. It’s really complicated to articulate what we are to each other.”
James and Curry are compatriots. They were even born at the same hospital in Akron, Ohio. The duo are less than four years apart in age, and their career paths have intersected countless times in the more than three decades since.
As Curry mentioned, the two’s relationship at first was like senior-junior. As a rookie, Curry even went to James’ house and watched Family Guy.
The two were separated when the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers repeatedly met in the finals
But when Golden State Warriors number 30 became MVP and one of the biggest stars in the world, their relationship became a little more strained.
Curry and James were pitted against each other in four consecutive Finals series. The Warriors had 3 wins, but Cleveland left its mark with a comeback from a 1-3 deficit. Many sources confirm that the rivalry between the two Akron children is real.
But when James moved to the Lakers, their relationship was less tense. They became friendly with each other, even being teammates at the 2021 All-Star tournament.
Stephen Curry and LeBron James have become friendlier since 2019
In the media, James and Curry tend to praise each other, noting their respect for each other. LeBron even stood up to defend his hometown junior when he was criticized by former president Donald Trump on Twitter.
Together, LeBron James and Steph Curry created a memorable decade of basketball, and their rivalry has resulted in one of the NBA’s most memorable eras. However, when it’s all over, the duo always have mutual respect and admiration for what the other has achieved.