Stephen Curry and LeBron James may be rivals on the basketball court, but the Golden State Warriors legend once got a nice gift from the king.
In his interview with GQ, Curry talked about one particular gift he got from LeBron. It all happened when LeBron was attending his games. He watched Curry develop into a star. Believe it or not, Curry still has the autographed Cleveland Cavaliers jersey LeBron gave him. He even wrote a personal message for talented Curry.
“I was a sophomore in college and LeBron was coming to my games!” Curry said. “I actually still have the jersey he gave me. He signed a jersey for me. I think that was November of my junior year. On my wall at my parents’ house in Charlotte, it’s still there. And he wrote it to me, called me the king of basketball in North Carolina. So I guess it’s like the corny idols-become-rivals thing.”
Stephen Curry will keep LeBron James’ gift for a reason
LeBron respects great players. He can definitely say if a player is talented or not. Curry hits a milestone every time he makes the basketball court. Just like LeBron. The four-time NBA champion has incredible basketball intelligence and this helps him win games. And rings. Curry admires LeBron and all the great things he has accomplished in his career.
These two met in the NBA finals on so many occasions. Curry’s team tried to get the best of the game. LeBron and his Cavaliers won the Finals in the 2016 season. It was an impressive win for the Cavaliers.
We all know that LeBron picks Curry every time his All-Star team hits the court. Curry is too valuable for each franchise. Let’s not forget all the rumors about Curry and LeBron teaming up. Of course, this won’t really happen. LeBron is fine with his Lakers team. The same goes to Curry. They are perfect on the floor. Both players try to win more games with their respective team. It’s a long season after all. The Warriors look good and so do the Lakers.