Lakers’ LeBron James Dislikes Steph Curry, Claims NBA Insider Bill Simmons

Published 01/23/2021, 8:00 AM EST
CLEVELAND, UNITED STATES – JUNE 16: LeBron James (R) of Cavaliers and Stephen Curry (L) of Warriors in action during the Game 6 of the 2015 NBA Finals between Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


LeBron James and Steph Curry share one of the most iconic rivalries in the modern era. Prior to LBJ coming to the Western Conference, the two athletes met each other for four consecutive years in the NBA Finals.

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Curry undeniably had the upper hand on James during their previous meetings. He and the Warriors won three NBA rings against the LeBron James-led Cavaliers. More importantly, the two teams produced arguably the best NBA Finals series of all-time in 2016.

Due to their constant rivalry in the Finals, fans have always wondered if there is any bad blood between the two. After all, Curry and the Dubs are responsible for half of LeBron’s final losses.

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NBA analyst believes LeBron James and Steph Curry are not on best terms

Jan 18, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) is sandwiched between Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder (17) during the third quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

While we have always speculated about the two players disliking each other, ‘The Ringer’s’ Bill Simmons revealed an interesting fact about Curry and James. In a recent episode of his podcast, he was joined by NBA insider Jackie MacMullan who was all praise for Steph Curry during a segment.

Steph [Curry] is the most lovable superstar maybe ever. No one gets mad at Steph, no one dislikes Steph.”

Simmons believes this is true for the majority of the league, but not for LeBron James. Here’s what Simmons replied:

“Well no, there’s one person that dislikes him. LeBron James”

There are still no actual facts about the two superstars disliking each other. But if we are to believe Simmons, then they aren’t on good terms. Whether it’s one-sided or from both sides, I guess we’ll never find out!

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors – Potential 2021 WCF matchup?

Jan 18, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) defends Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the second quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Last season the LA Lakers were crowned as champions of the world as LeBron and Anthony Davis led the purple and gold on an incredible run. But some still believe that the Lakers had an easy path to the championship due to the absence of a fully-fit Warriors team.

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This year, we might witness a LeBron vs Steph matchup once again but not in the NBA Finals. If the two sides meet, it will be in the Western Conference playoffs. What are your thoughts on Bill Simmons’ comments about LBJ and Steph Curry? Let us know your views in the comments section down 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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