Steph Curry and LeBron James have created a solid rivalry over the last five years with the Warriors and Cavaliers meeting in the NBA Finals for four consecutive years. Curry went on to win three of those four Finals series with the Warriors and now have another chance at a fifth straight Finals appearance.
However, if the Warriors do progress through the Western Conference, they won’t be facing LeBron James at all, the four-time MVP and his Lakers teammates will be watching from home.
According to ESPN, Curry believes that although James’ year didn’t go as he planned, he can still turn it around.
"Obviously, the rest of the league continues to go, a lot of talent, a lot of great storylines, people chasing championships," Curry said when asked about LeBron’s absence from the playoffs. "But he's had an amazing run. Pretty sure he'll be able to reset for next year and regroup. It's just different [with James not in the postseason]."
It’s a weird experience for every NBA fan to be ready to start the postseason but know LeBron will have no part of it, Steph Curry completely agrees.
"It's different but what is it? [Eight] straight Finals he went to?" Curry asked. "I'm sure it's a different experience for him, for better or worse."
While LeBron misses out, Curry gets a chance at winning a third straight championship and a fourth title from the last five years.