As Thompson explained on McIntyre’s podcast, Curry looked up to James and the two were close until he “challenged LeBron’s status,” which has led to friction between the two.
“[Curry] leapfrogged a whole lot of people,” Thompson noted. “There’s a whole lot of people who never got the adoration Steph gets. … They don’t like that. Players who were probably Hall of Famers [were saying] ‘Nobody ever anointed me like this.'”
Paul and the rest of the Los Angeles Clippers also disliked the Warriors taking over in the Western Conference when they were “next in line to win a championship.”
“That’s another relationship where [Curry] was like, ‘Oh, I look up to you,’ and suddenly there is this disdain versus Steph. There’s a lot of those.”
Thompson, who is a beat writer for the Warriors with the Mercury News, summed up the Westbrook relationship by saying the Oklahoma City Thunder guard “simply doesn’t like Curry.”
I don’t know if this is breaking news or alarming in any way but it’s also nice to hear that there is bad blood in the NBA. Isiah Thomas and Michael Jordan hated each other and that’s what basketball is all about. There guy wearing the other jersey is preventing you from winning the championship. He is your enemy.
I think my favorite part of this story is that everyone claims to have a good reason to hate Steph Curry. They may be very petty reasons but at least they’re actual reasons. I love that Russell Westbrook ‘simply doesn’t like Curry’. That’s how you win MVP awards. Just hate everyone who isn’t you.
I cannot wait to see Steph Curry and Kevin Durant lose in the playoffs. I don’t know how or when it’s going to happen but it’s going to happen and I will be there every night cackling and Curry bricking 3’s and Draymond Green kicking dicks out of frustration.
“Steph Curry is a bitch” – everyone.
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