The rivalry between LeBron James and Stephen Curry came to a head after the Cleveland Cavaliers’ shocking win over the Golden State Warriors in 2016. James, along with Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, led the Cavaliers to a 3-1 comeback and a 73-9 victory over the Warriors for the championship. It was the biggest comeback in Finals history, allowing James to fulfill his promise and bring glory to a success-hungry city.
During the Cavaliers’ 2016 championship parade, an estimated 1.3 million people took to the streets to celebrate. According to reports, a record number of fans supported the basketball team’s championship.
LeBron James thanked everyone on the team in his speech. When he praised and appreciated Kevin Love, he also said this:
“We talk about ‘The Shot,’ we talk about ‘The Block,’ but ‘The Stop?’ But by the way, that was on a two-time MVP. That was on a two-time MVP, and we got that, but eh Ma gave up.”
LeBron James emphasized the phrase “two-time MVP” and seemed to chuckle at the mention. No doubt he was referring to Stephen Curry. The Golden State Warriors superstar became the only player in history to win the league’s MVP unanimously after leading the Warriors to a 73-9 season.
In Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers came back to life with the wonderful performances of James and Kyrie Irving. Kevin Love also had a memorable performance in the final seconds of the game.
Cleveland converted when Draymond Green provided a screen for Curry and then dragged Irving to the corner. Curry’s dribbling and quickness didn’t matter as Love stayed disciplined and ultimately forced the NBA’s deadliest shooter to miss.
Years after LeBron James attacked Stephen Curry during the Cavaliers’ championship parade in 2016, he made a statement that shocked many. On “The Shop,” James was asked to name the current player he would most like to play with.
Here’s James’ response:
“In today’s game, boo — there were some guys in today’s game, but Steph Curry. Steph Curry was definitely a guy I wanted to play with in today’s game.
“I love everything about that guy. Deadly. When he gets out of his car, you better protect him from the moment he pulls up to the beach… you might want to protect when he gets out of bed He. Swear to God. He means it.”
LeBron James hopes to join Stephen Curry and other NBA superstars at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris
In the just-concluded FIBA World Cup third-place match, the United States lost miserably to Canada. Many fans have predicted that the U.S. team’s lineup is not enough to win the gold medal.
After a disappointing campaign with Team USA, LeBron James has reportedly announced his interest in donning the national team jersey again. He is also rumored to have called Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum and others to play with him.
James’ commitment also reportedly sparked interest from many NBA stars. Dwight Howard, who last played in Taiwan, even wants to join the team the Los Angeles Lakers superstar plans to form.
“King James” only has a few more years left as an elite basketball star. Playing alongside Stephen Curry could be the icing on the cake for “The GOAT”‘s career.