Warriors superstar Stephen Curry appreciates Lakers legend LeBron James for calling him the season’s MVP, ahead of the play-in tournament.
Stephen Curry has been playing out of his mind this NBA season. Despite having to carry loads of the team’s offensive burden, Steph has responded to it perfectly, leading the league in points. No team has managed to restrict Steph from dropping a berserk number of points at will.
With a career-best season, Curry managed to lead his team to the 8th spot in the Western Conference. Due to the new addition of the play-in tournament, Curry will face his long time nemesis, LeBron James.
Having battled it out from 2015 to 2018 in the NBA Finals, both these legends will face off again. However, this time, the prize wouldn’t be the prestigious Larry O’Brien trophy but will be a ticket to the playoffs with the 7th seed.
Many analysts and superstars recognised Curry’s historic season and called him their MVP. Steph will be receiving yet another vote from a really influential all-time great – LeBron James. Ahead of their Lakers-Warriors play-in clash, James had revealed how Curry has had “the best season all year”.
“I respect LeBron James for speaking on my MVP candidacy”: Stephen Curry
Stephen, who himself believes he should be the MVP, immediately appreciated the King for speaking on his candidacy. The Warriors superstar said:
“Obviously, I’m appreciative. He knows when he says something that people pay attention. So for him to speak on my MVP candidacy is definitely — I respect him for it, I appreciate it.”’
The Lakers forward speaking about Steph and his MVP season, surely shows the camaraderie the two stars have for each other. However, the second they step on the court to battle for the playoffs spot, we know they will put on an action-packed thriller. The Baby Faced Assassin further added:
“We all know as competitors, though, when the lights are on, I can talk about how great he is until I’m blue in the face and he could do the same. It doesn’t change how we approach that competition when we’re out there. I won’t be giving him a pass because he likes the way I play this year and vice-versa.”
“Steph: “I respect him for it and I appreciate it. We all know as competitors, though, when the lights are on, I can talk about how great he is until I’m blue in the face and he can do the same, it doesn’t change how we approach that competition when we’re out there.” https://t.co/RyU1TzV3zB
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) May 18, 2021
For several years we have been witnessing the unparalleled greatness of Stephen Curry and LeBron James. On Wednesday, we get to be a part of history yet again, seeing an intense LeBron-Steph battle in the inaugural play-in tournament.