Even when his Los Angeles Lakers are out of the playoffs, LeBron James continues to be going to search out methods to get consideration.
This time, in a clip from his HBO present “The Store” posted the identical day because the Lakers’ elimination by the hands of the Phoenix Suns, James dropped one in all his not-so-subtle hints about who he’d prefer to play with sooner or later. First on his listing was his son Bronny (no shock there).
Then there was a participant by the identify of Stephen Curry, and you’ll think about what that did to some individuals’s imaginations. He additionally named Luka Doncic as the opposite lively participant he wish to play with, together with Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant among the many former gamers.
“In immediately’s recreation? Shit, there’s some motherfuckers in immediately’s recreation, however Steph Curry. Steph Curry is the one I might like to play with for certain in immediately’s recreation… Proper now it’s Steph.
“I really like the whole lot about this man. Lethal. When he will get out of his automobile, you higher shield him as quickly as he will get within the area. As quickly as he will get out of his automobile, you higher maintain his butt . You would possibly need to shield him when he will get away from bed. I swear to God.”
James and Curry have confronted one another from reverse heights within the NBA for the previous decade, however have solely ever performed collectively within the All-Star Video games. In all three All-Star Video games James captained with Curry accessible, the Lakers star didn’t let the sharpshooter go the third decide, drafting him twice.
It didn’t take lengthy for these feedback to trickle again to Curry, who performed James’ feedback throughout an look on San Francisco’s 95.7 The Sport.
“He bought his want. He was the captain, he picked me within the final two All-Star video games. I don’t know if that’s sufficient, however I’m fantastic proper now.
“Anytime you may have the curiosity or curiosity to know what it might be prefer to play with an MVP caliber dude like him, biggest ever, cool. It’s superb. We are able to all reside on this world improbable.”
For those who’re questioning how possible that may be, take into account that Curry signed a supermax deal final August that can tie him to Golden State via 2026. Given the significance he locations on the Warriors franchise, he definitely isn’t going wherever.
The extra intriguing chance is James coming to Curry, however even that looks as if a protracted shot contemplating what it might take for the Warriors franchise to get James on the court docket, to not point out Curry’s bewildered response. Incorporating James into the staff’s traditionally pricey report would require main maneuvering by itself, however we’ve seen the Warriors do one thing comparable earlier than.
No matter his eventual vacation spot, James is a free agent after subsequent season and his tenure in Los Angeles has by no means been extra turbulent, so an exit is fully doable.