Last night I returned from an event and watched the 6th game of the NBA Finals. While I don’t watch a lot of sports anymore, I really enjoy watching when two teams are competing for the championship. Last night, the Golden State Warriors were playing the Boston Celtics. If the Celtics would have won, the series would have returned to San Francisco for Game 7. But they didn’t. Steph Curry and company finished them off.
I then thought about Curry and Lebron James. Lately, Lebron James has started “leaking” hints of where he would like to play. More than once he has stated that he would like to play with Curry on the Warriors. Recently, he also mentioned a return to the Miami Heat. Why did this stand out to me? In the last two years, Curry’s Warriors suffered greatly. Due to injury, etc., they had one of the worst records in the league two years ago after winning three championships. Last year they missed the playoffs. Did Curry drop hints on where else he would like to play? Nope. Did he reach out to other superstars to try and jump to another team to win another quick championship? Nope.
Curry represents an older-school player that chose to stay with his team even when they fell so low. He didn’t jump ship. He didn’t seek an “easy” championship. He didn’t jump to the Heat, then back to the Cavs, then to the Lakers, and then try to jump to yet another team. He stayed, and was part of their return.
I would take Curry over James any day. The NBA needs more players like him.