The Hug Of Respect Between Lebron James And Stephen Curry After The Lakers Pass
The Los Angeles Lakers eliminated the Golden State Warriors on Friday night by beating them 122-101 in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals, however, the respect between LeBron James and Stephen Curry , two of the greatest legends of history, prevailed.
James and Curry were seen at the end of the game hugging each other as a sign of mutual admiration. Their relationship goes beyond the courts and it is no secret to anyone that both of them, perhaps, will retire from the NBA with the desire to have played on the same team.
Respeto entre dos leyendas 🤝
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Both reached the Western Conference semifinals representing one of the biggest rivalries of their NBA generation, having met 23 times in the playoffs before the six games they played in 2023.
Curry entered this postseason with four championship rings in six visits to The Finals, while LeBron also has four titles, but after playing in 10 editions of the Vince Lombardi trophy series.
Steph on facing LeBron:
"There's so much respect and appreciation for the battles, the experiences, and the back-and-forths. It's basketball at the highest level. That's all you can ask for." pic.twitter.com/60ZzaB5cLI
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“I have a lot of respect for our battles and our experiences. I know who LeBron is and I love everything I’ve been through. There’s a lot of respect and that’s all I could ask for,” Curry said.
The “King” has four Finals MVP awards in his history, while Curry just won his first and only MVP of the series in the 2022 edition.