Steph Curry and LeBron James are set for another legendary showdown when the Warriors face the Los Angeles on Wednesday in the NBA play-in tournament. Curry and James have a long history of going head-to-head on the brightest stage. Now, it's time for Anthony Davis to enter the conversation.
Davis helped lead the Lakers to the championship last season within the NBA's Orlando bubble. But a red-hot Curry is a whole different beast to deal with. Though the Lakers are the favorites to beat the Warriors at Staples Center, the star big man knows it won't be easy.
When describing Curry's impact, Davis also found the perfect comparison, calling Steph the "head of the snake."
Don't mistake Curry's joy he plays with or his lighter frame or squeaky-clean persona for weakness. He's as competitive as they come, and the NBA's best knows that to be true.
The Warriors went 1-2 against the Lakers in the regular season, and Curry played in all three contests. He averaged 23 points per game and shot 34.6 percent from deep, which is well below his season averages. Curry led the NBA in scoring, averaging 32.0 points and shooting 42.1 percent from 3.
Curry scored 46 points Sunday in the Warriors' win over the Memphis Grizzlies, pushing Golden State to the No. 8 seed in the West. That's only one reason why LeBron believes his Lakers are facing this season's MVP.
Whether Curry goes on to win the award for the third time or not, Davis, James and Co. know this isn't an easy task for the reigning champs.