Share this article

Stephen Curry Sounds off on Possible End of the Road for LeBron James and Kevin Durant

Published 05/01/2022, 10:00 AM EDT

Follow Us

Stephen Curry, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant are the three musketeers of the NBA. All three of them have made accomplishments in various ways. Steph was part of one of the best superteams ever built by a franchise in recent decades. Durant is one of the best offensive threats in the league. LeBron James is just LeBron James.

America’s Favorite Video Today

All three have been influential for title-winning teams this decade. Now, two of them are facing harsh criticism for their team’s seasons.


Article continues below this ad

Durant has been pilloried from post to post about his performances in the playoffs against the Boston Celtics. He has not helped by being very defensive about the criticisms he is getting. LeBron James has been the target of harsh criticism since his rookie days but it has become intense. His team, the Los Angeles Lakers have not qualified for even the playoffs. There have been question marks all over them and their teams.

But Steph Curry has defended them over these questions. He said, “You’re still going to see those guys back, Bron, KD, all those guys you mentioned. It ain’t like they’re just going to ride off into the sunset either.”

“Until Lebron James Retires He Will Remain the Greatest Player in the League and There’s No Argument”: Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry Being Miles Behind in Crazy Playoffs Stat Makes NBA Twitter Go Off

He mentioned that when they were young, players like Kevin Garnett, and Tim Duncan were extending their peaks and were still playing and it will still happen when the next generation will come to the fore again.

Stephen Curry, LeBron and Kevin Durant

Curry, James, and Durant were mostly at their primes during similar times. Curry has won three NBA rings with the elite Golden State team consisting of Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

He is an elite three-point shooter and already has the most three-point field goals. Curry basically changed how the NBA is played. He won 2015, 2017, and 2018 titles. The last two championships he won with Kevin Durant also by his side.


Get instantly notified of the hottest NBA stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

USA Today via Reuters

Durant was already an ace shooter at the Oklahoma City Thunder franchise. From 2010 to 2014, he won four scoring titles, becoming one of only two players to win four scoring titles in a five-year span. By 2013, he was shooting at a historically great clip, which helped him become one of only nine members of the 50–40–90 club.


Article continues below this ad

This ability to impact the offense in a variety of ways helped Durant remain effective and improve an already elite offense upon joining the Warriors in 2016.

LeBron is LeBron. His accomplishments are many. Four-time NBA champion, he is one of the greatest ever to have played the game.


Article continues below this ad

WATCH THIS STORY: Rare Photo Shows 6’7 New York Yankees Star Aaron Judge Looking Normal Next to Shaquille O’Neal

Is it time for these two to retire? What do you think? Comment and discuss.

Providing feedback will help us make your experience better.

The Fan's Perspective

Enjoyed Your Read? Let us know how likely you are to recommend EssentiallySports to your friends!

Least Likely

Most Likely



Written by:

Aditya Kar


One take at a time

Aditya Kar is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. A holder of Bachelors and Masters degrees in History, he has been a fan of the NBA since 2011. He has a very keen interest in the stories that define the league and the sport.
Show More>

Edited by:

Arunaditya Aima