The pairing of Stephen Curry and LeBron James is something most objective NBA fans would love to see before the two all-time greats retire.
Having just recently seen his Los Angeles Lakers eliminated from postseason contention, James’ future in Southern California remains firmly up in the air.
James added more fodder to that in a recent conversation on HBO’s “The Shop,” indicating that the player he’d most want to suit up with in the NBA is the aforementioned Stephen Curry.
“Steph Curry is the one I want to play with, for sure, in today’s game. (He’s) lethal, man. When he gets out his car, you better guard him right from the moment he pulls up to the arena. Soon as he gets out of his car, you better guard his a**. You might want to guard him when he gets out of bed. Swear to God.”
Despite his Lakers’ struggles this season, the 37-year-old James has put up a stellar performance.
- LeBron James stats (2021-22): 30.3 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 6.2 APG, 52% shooting, 36% three-point
With that said, there’s some questions about his future with the Lakers. James has said recently that he wants to play with his son, Bronny, in the NBA. He’s also set to become a free agent following the 2023-24 season. With a perceived rift between James and the Lakers organization, he could depart sooner rather than later.
So, will James be able to team up with Curry in San Francisco? Not so fast. A three-time champion, Curry responded to James on Wednesday. What he had to say was rather interesting.
“Well, he’s got his wish. When he’s the captain he’s picked me the last two All-Star games. I don’t know if that suffices, but I’m good right now,” Curry said, via 95.7 The Game.
Well, this took a turn. Locked in on a new four-year, $215.4 million extension he signed with the Golden State Warriors last summer, Curry will likely finish his career in Northern California.