Stephen Curry recently shared an incredible moment where LeBron James gifted him a signed jersey during his college days.
Both LeBron James and Stephen Curry are known as two of the best basketball players to ever step on a basketball court. While LeBron James – a four-time champion and a four-time MVP – has established himself as one of the best all-round players to ever play the game, Curry – a four-time champion and a two-time MVP – is widely regarded as the best shooter of all time.
The pair squared up against each other in five consecutive NBA Finals from 2015 to 2018, and have often been compared to each other in the conversation for the best basketball player of their generation. However, even if their talents are comparable, LeBron’s longevity gives him the edge as the Los Angeles Lakers superstar is still playing at a high level even at 37.
James was around in the NBA even when Curry was playing college basketball for the Davidson Wildcats. James knew Curry’s talent even in his college days, as on the latest episode of “The Old Man and The Three” podcast, Curry recalled when James attended a Davidson game when the Cleveland Cavaliers were in town and the full-circle experience that followed.
What did Stephen Curry say about LeBron James coming to meet him?
The Golden State Warriors man spoke about LeBron James coming to meet him at Davidson College while he was in action with the Wildcats.
Speaking on the latest episode of “The Old Man and The Three” podcast, Curry narrative a never-told-before story about his rival coming to meet him at a college game. Curry reminisced: “I wish y’all could have been on our team bus in Detroit going back and forth from the game, hearing these rumors like, ‘Hey, I think ‘Bron’s coming to the game.”
“This was probably his fourth year in the league, so nobody believed he’d show up. Then we get to Ford Field and lo and behold, right when tip-off’s happening, here comes Rich [Paul], ‘Bron, like five or six people and he’s there just being a fan and watching us play. Fast forward, six years later we’re playing against each other in the Finals – it’s a wild experience.”
It was a wild experience indeed considering the fact that the pair would go up against each other in five consecutive NBA Finals, and take part in the biggest rivalry of their generation.