Stephen Cury is flattered that LeBron wants to play with him, but he’s ‘good right now.’
With LeBron James taking heat for the acquisition of Russell Westbrook that led to the Lakers officially failing to make the play-in this season in one of the biggest disappointments in recent memory, it’s only natural to speculate on the changes Los Angeles will make to its roster before next season.
Social media has been buzzing over James’ comments in an upcoming episode of “The Shop” when he was asked who he would most like to play with in the NBA. James’ first answer was his son, Bronny James, currently a junior in high school. When asked about which current NBA player he’d like to team up with, he said Stephen Curry.
“In today’s game, sh– there’s some m—–f—— in today’s game, but Steph Curry,” James said. “Steph Curry’s the one that I wanna play with for sure, in today’s game. … I love everything about that guy. Lethal. When he get out his car, you better guard him right from the moment he pulls up to the arena. … You might wanna guard him when he get out of the bed. Swear to god. He’s serious.”
Hours later, Curry was asked to respond to that, but it does not appear the feeling is particularly mutual.
“Well, he got his wish. 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. I’m good right now,” Curry said of potentially playing with James during an appearance on 95.7 The Game.
Curry made it clear a pairing would only happen in a “fantasy world.”
“Whenever you get the interest or curiosity of what it’d be like to play with arguably an MVP-caliber dude like he is and one of the greatest of all time, cool. It’s amazing. We all can’t live in that fantasy world, though,” Curry said.