NBA Insider Claims That Lakers Star LeBron James ‘Dislikes’ Rival Superstar
January 25, 2021
LeBron James is the greatest basketball player of all time, and his rival won’t like this at all. Is Stephen Curry really his rival?
During his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron and Curry met in four straight NBA Finals series. LeBron’s team won one of the four. Curry is part of the Warriors dynasty and NBA fans will remember him as one of the most prolific shooters in history.
Curry may be the reason LeBron missed all those rings. If it wasn’t for Curry, King James would have caught up to MJ’s six rings. This rivalry didn’t stop the to superstars from building a decent relationship on and off the court.
LeBron James and his rival
Insider Bill Simmons has a different theory on this “relationship.” According to him, the Lakers superstar isn’t very fond of his rival.
“Steph is the most lovable superstar maybe ever. No one gets mad at Steph, no one dislikes Steph,” MacMullan said on The Bill Simmons Podcast, via Fadeaway World.
“Well no, there’s one person that dislikes him,” Simmons added. “LeBron. It’s a read between the lines. There’s definitely an iciness with them.”
A bold claim, right? LeBron and Curry may not be best friends, but they sure respect each other. Warriors players kept the king of basketball from winning three more titles. LeBron is far from happy with that fact, but we can’t really say that he hates Curry.
The four-time NBA champion uses every opportunity to praise the Warriors star guard. LeBron congratulated Curry for moving to second all-time in 3-point shots. Curry had his 2,561st shot in Saturday’s game against the Utah Jazz.
Curry may have great success right now, but LeBron is going after his second ring with the Lakers. The Golden State Warriors played terribly last year, and Curry is carrying the team on his back in 2021.
Klay Thompson is missing his second straight season with the Warriors, and Curry is doing really great at the moment. His team has an 8-8 record at this point of the season with 0.5 games out of the playoff spot. Curry may not compete this season, but making the playoffs without Thompson would still be a great feat for him.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.