LeBron James Has Special Words of Appreciation for Steph Curry and Damian Lillard

Published 03/07/2021, 11:30 PM CST
Mar 7, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Team LeBron forward LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers (23) is introduced before the 2021 NBA All-Star Game at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


The 2021 NBA All-Star game is over, and Team LeBron were the victors. While their captain LeBron James had an off game, Steph Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo were just insane. The two stars carried the team to victory and ended the All-Star weekend on a happy note.

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Moreover, this was the first time that LeBron and Curry shared the floor. It was a sensational night for Steph Curry, who finished the game with 28 points and shot 50% from the three-point line.

In fact, during the game, Steph and Damian Lillard had a mini-contest. The two superstars dropped several long-range bombs, and it was exciting to see two of the best shooters in the league putting on a show.

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Thanks to Curry’s contribution, Team LeBron reached the target score of 170 points with ease. After the game, Antetokounmpo bagged in the Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP award.

LeBron James praises Steph Curry and Damian Lillard

Mar 7, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrate after winning the NBA All-Star 3 Point Contest at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

As we mentioned earlier, this was the first time that fans got to see LeBron James and Curry play together. It was a terrific sight and LeBron also believes in that. The King tweeted:

Finally got to share the floor with @StephenCurry30! Well overdue and I loved every single second!! #GreatestShooterOfAllTime #ChangedHowTheGameIsPlayedByHimselfAlone #RespectBeyondWords #JustSomeKidsBornInAKRON.”

James also took this opportunity to praise Dame and Curry’s insane shooting display tonight. He tweeted:

By the way @Dame_Lillard & @StephenCurry30 simply ain’t fair!!! I literally kept telling them to back up further and further to shoot and what did they do?? EXACTLY.”

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With the NBA All-Star weekend over, it’s only a matter of time before we see these guys face off against one another. Moreover, Steph Curry’s Warriors are currently out of playoff contention. They need to figure out a strategy and hopefully make a push for a mid-level seed in the second half of the season.

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Also, there is a chance that LBJ and Steph will go head to head in the playoffs this season. If that turns out to be the case, which team are you going to support? Is it LeBron’s Lakers or Steph’s Warriors? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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