Stephen Curry Claims He Was Born in the ‘Same Hospital, Same Floor’ as LeBron James

Published 10/18/2021, 1:00 PM EDT


LeBron James and Stephen Curry are two of the NBA’s biggest stars. The duo have had numerous intense face-offs, leading their respective sides to historic wins along the way. Nevertheless, they have immense respect and regard for each other’s games. The lesser known fact, however, is that both of them were born in the same city. Not just that, there’s something even more bizarre.

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About three and a half years apart, LeBron and Steph were born in the same hospital too. Although LeBron has proudly claimed himself to be tied with Ohio, Curry has often stated that Charlotte is his hometown. The pair is now entering a fresh season in the league, on the back of some great performances. While LeBron shone for the Lakers along with Anthony Davis, his 33-year-old counterpart was the lone ranger for the Warriors in a career-best outing in terms of points.

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May 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) smiles after shooting a basket over Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) in the first half of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Stephen Curry jokes about his identical birth to that of LeBron James

While LeBron James was born in 1984, Curry’s parents gave birth to him in 1988. However, both of them were born in Akron’s General Medical Center. Ever since fans came to know about the coincidence, they have been left bewildered. Both players have openly spoken about the similarity in their birthplace, while Curry has also gone on to add some hilarious details to the story.

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On a recent Instagram live, the 7-time All-star has made a hilarious claim regarding his birth. Upon being asked by teammate Damion Lee if he was born in the same room as ‘Bron’, Curry said “Oh maybe the same floor, the story continues to stretch. It was possibly the same floor, same nurse, I don’t know.” He went on to laugh at his own statement.

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 | Courtesy: Reuters

Is it possible that two of the league’s best were born on ‘the same floor’? This will surely come in handy for parents who want to give birth to basketball legends – do it in the Akron General Medical Center. Jokes aside, let’s hope that Ohio’s stars can prove themselves in the upcoming season.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a Tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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