LeBron James and Stephen Curry have faced up plenty of times in the NBA Finals, but who has had a better NBA Finals record?
LeBron James and Stephen Curry have been two of the best NBA superstars of their generation. While both the Los Angeles Lakers superstar and the Golden State Warriors superstar are four-time Championship winners, both of them have also won multiple Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards. Naturally, both of them have been compared to each other plenty of times over the course of their careers – especially during the times they faced off against each other.
As Golden State Warriors reigned supreme against Sacramento Kings on Sunday in game 7 of the NBA Playoffs this season, the ultimate semifinal clash has been set up. It will be the Warriors and LA Lakers grappling for the ultimate spot in the conference final. With this fixture, the ever-present James vs Curry debate will reignite. While the legendary NBA superstars have faced up plenty of times in an NBA best-of-seven Finals series, who has won more Finals?
As it turns out, LeBron James has made the NBA Finals 10 times and won four of them. The Lakers star won back-to-back titles with the Miami Heat in 2011 and 2012, followed it up with a title with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 and the Lakers in 2020. On the other hand, Curry has won four of the five Finals he has been a part of – of which, three came against LeBron’s Cavaliers.
Who has had the better numbers when LeBron James and Steph Curry have met previously?
While Curry does have the edge over James as part of a team, James has been the better player when it comes to individual numbers.
In terms of their individual statistics, James has been the more dominant player. James has averaged 30.8 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 7.9 assists in the 43 games (regular season and playoffs combined) that he and Curry have faced off against one other, while Curry has scored 24.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 6.3 assists.
It will certainly be intriguing to watch the titans square up against each other once more, especially when one considers that this will be their first ever Conference semi-final clash.