Warriors’ Stephen Curry Talks ‘Complex’ Friendship with Lakers’ LeBron James

Warriors’ Stephen Curry Talks ‘Complex’ Friendship with Lakers’ LeBron James

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors after Game Six of the Western Conference Semi-Finals of the 2023 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2023 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2023 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The legacies of Stephen Curry and LeBron James will forever be intertwined, and the Golden State Warriors point guard knows it.

The two have combined for 28 All-Star appearances, eight NBA Championships and six MVPs, but a four-year stretch from 2015-2018 that saw the two face off in the Finals each season cemented a true rivalry.

Despite the consistent clashes, Curry noted that LeBron has been a mentor to him in his career and the dynamic has evolved steadily over time.

« It’s complex, because you go from me playing in the tournament, him coming to watch to me coming in as a young rookie in the league and he giving me advice on how to get through some of the early struggles I was going to go through as a player, to the four finals appearances in a row, » Curry said, according to Daniel Chavkin of Sports Illustrated.

Curry said he appreciates James’ friendship and reminisced about the steps their journey has taken over the years.

« He’s a great dude, great friend, great competitor, » Curry added, according to Chavkin. « It’s amazing to go back to look at where it all started, in Ford Field and a Sweet Sixteen game. »

On the court, LeBron’s Lakers currently own bragging rights over Curry’s Warriors after ousting Golden State from the playoffs in six games to reach the Western Conference finals.

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