LeBron James, the four-time NBA champion, is still in the hunt for his fifth championship ring. It is a desire that has still not escaped him, and a goal that James himself has admitted that he is after. Unfortunately, his team, the Los Angeles Lakers are far from perfect with only the recent string of games to show for it. They have struggled with the health of their players, and front-office decisions. Since James has been shouldering the team, he may be feeling the brunt of it. His die-hard fans wanted to see him with an able and efficient team- one that can give him contender status.
Who is better than the reigning champions Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors themselves? And if recent rumors bear fruit, it seems like LeBron James may team up with Curry soon.
Fans go wild after the LeBron James trade rumor
According to a Western Conference executive, the Warriors would be “in a great position to trade for Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James due to their abundance of young assets.” The NBA world was in shambles after the update. They couldn’t believe that Stephen Curry and LeBron James would be part of the same team.
Man fans wanted to see James and Curry do their magic on the court alongside each other. Even though the chances of this happening are not huge, it is still an interesting prospect for next season.
The NBA executive continued that the Warriors had young assets like James Wiseman, Jonathan Kuminga or Moses Moody, or Pat Baldwin that they could potentially give to the Lakers. He added, “If they keep Draymond [Green] and come back with Steph [Curry], Klay Thompson, Draymond [Green], and LeBron, that would be a fun, fun team to watch“.
LeBron once admitted he would like to play with Curry
LeBron James and Stephen Curry have had immense admiration for each other. James selected Curry twice to be the captain of the NBA All-Star team. James was asked in an interview which NBA player he would like to play with. He replied in an instant, “Steph Curry’s the one that I wanna play with for sure, in today’s game. … I love everything about that guy. Lethal.”
During an appearance on ‘The Rex Chapman Show‘, Curry also heaped praise on James. He said, “I had some temptations of like, ‘I wish I could dunk like LeBron! I wish I could just drive down the lane”.
This trade rumor is not a novel thought as well. Back in 2014, when LeBron was a free agent, the Warriors had attempted to sign the King. They really showed a vested interest to get him on the Warriors after his tenure with Miami Heat. But his agent, Rich Paul seemed to be not interested, and the four-time MVP returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers.