It is a showdown between NBA icons. Already, the nerves of basketball fans around the world are focused on the match between LeBron James and Stephen Curry.
LeBron’s LA Lakers and Curry’s Golden State Warriors will face off in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs, which will be played in a best-of-seven match from the 3rd (Korean time). The two teams defeated the Western No. 2 seed Memphis Grizzlies and the No. 3 seed Sacramento Kings with upsets, respectively.
The NBAㅋㅋㅋ벳 Secretariat can’t hide its smile. Living legends and the most popular players in the NBA met. Even the clash between Lebron and Curry is boiling over in America. Ticket prices for the Golden State Home Chase Center, where Game 1 is already taking place, have skyrocketed.
The average price alone is over $700 (about 930,000 won). It has already recorded the most expensive ticket price in NBA playoff history, excluding the Finals.
Lebron has high hopes too. This is because he recognizes and respects Curry more than anyone else.
“I’m not in bad shape,” said LeBron, who participated in team practice two days before the game. “Curry and I are the most competitive players in the NBA. We both want to write our names in the history books, but that’s how we do it.” I will do it the way I always do,” he said.
LeBron, who is 20 years old since his debut, has won four finals championships, MVP, and regular season MVP. He is also the protagonist with the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.
Curry boasts four Finals championships, one Finals MVP, and two regular season MVPs. He is the best shooter in NBA history with the most 3-pointers.
LeBron said, “Curry is just Curry. The shots Curry threw in Game 7 against Sacramento were just regular Curry attacks. Even the shots that everyone said were hard, Curry made them easy.” “I respect the achievements of Curry and Golden State. Curry in particular deserves respect both on and off the court. He is a player who sets an example for the next generation.”
So far, LeBron and Curry have met five times in spring basketball. Among them, Curry won 3 times and Lebron won 2 times. The American sports media ‘ESPN’ said, “LeBron is 40 years old and Curry is 36 years old. Considering the age of the two players, there are not many matchups left to face in the future.”