On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers won 117-112 against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals at Chase Center. However, what caught the attention of many viewers was a moment involving LeBron James and Steph Curry.
During the second quarter, a clip went viral showing James following Curry to the end of the Warrior’s bench while seemingly engaged in a conversation with him. After the game, Curry shed some light on what the exchange was about.
“He was just joking around about having to guard me until I got all the way to the bench,” Curry said, acknowledging the difficulty in guarding him.
Curry’s ability to make shots from anywhere on the court has made him a tough opponent for many NBA players, including James. The conversation between the two stars showcased a lighter moment in what was a highly competitive game.
As the series progresses, it will be interesting to see if James and the Lakers can come up with a plan to stop the two-time MVP. Until then, as Curry has shown, it’s never safe to take your eyes off him until he’s completely out of the game.