Steph Curry and LeBron James have built up a rivalry that includes four straight head-to-head appearances in the NBA Finals from 2015 to 2018. On Sunday night they teamed up and took the floor together for the first time in their careers, as Team LeBron outclassed Team Durant 170-150 in the NBA All-Star Game.
Before the squads hit the floor for the third quarter, Curry got an up-close look at James’ famed chalk toss.
That’s a small moment that will live forever in NBA history, so get ready to see it in montages for years to come.
Warriors fans might have mixed feelings about seeing their hero playing nice with the villain, but that’s what makes Steph, Steph. He’s not going to let ego get in the way of giving the fans what they want to see -- two of the game’s greatest stars and rivals having fun on the same team together.
Curry finished with 28 points and put on an absolute show while James had just four points and four assists with two rebounds. They didn’t have many highlights together but gave each other shoutouts on Twitter after the game.
The relationship between Curry and James has been the subject of speculation over the years, with some media members detecting frosty undertones. But it seemed like it was all good on Sunday in Atlanta.
As Curry noted on the TNT broadcast during his in-game interview, he and James were born at the same hospital in Akron, Ohio and their histories will always be connected. This was just the latest chapter in a rivalry that still figures to have a few more epic stories in the coming years as Curry’s Warriors and James’ Los Angeles Lakers battle in the Western Conference.
Sunday night they were friends, but Curry and James will be adversaries on March 15 when they face off at Chase Center in their only matchup of the second half.