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Marcus Thompson: LeBron James, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook Don’t Like Stephen Curry


Marcus Thompson is a lifelong insider for the Warriors and the author of the new book ‘Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Stephen Curry’. In this book Thompson shares some interesting information about the 2-time NBA MVP. In his new interview with The Big Lead, Thompson was asked about the part in the boom where he claims that LeBron James, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook have been salty towards Steph during his incredible rise to the top of the NBA, in which he literally became the face of the league and most popular player in the world. Check it out below.

There’s a thing with he and LeBron that’s a little weird. There was a time when LeBron and Steph were big brother and little brother and LeBron was like a mentor.

He was a big fan of Steph, went to games at Davison, and even when [Curry] got to the NBA, they had moments where LeBron was looking at him like, ‘wow’ and then Steph kind of challenged LeBron’s status. The part that’s odd for Steph – why does that mean there has to be beef between us? He loves LeBron and respects LeBron, and he’s like, ‘because the outside world is pitting us together, why do you and I have to now have this disdain between us, I thought we were cool? … that’s the question that’s in Curry’s mind and Curry’s camp. Why do you not like me when all I did was basically respect everything you did, and follow the model you carried out? … it’s not just with LeBron … Steph wants to be accepted by all these guys. this is what he worked for. For [them] to say, ‘you’re one of us.’ It seems like they don’t want to give that to him.

Q: Why not? What more does Curry need to accomplish?

Generally, I think it was all so sudden. [Curry] leapfrogged a whole lot of people. 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.’


Q: Which players, specifically, feel this way?

Everybody on the Clippers … Chris Paul was one of those guys. Chris Paul was somebody [Curry] looked up to. Chris Paul used to dominate that matchup. Chris Paul was supposed to be next in line to win a championship. Then, suddenly, it was Steph … that’s another relationship where [Curry] was like, ‘oh, I look up to you,’ and suddenly there is this disdain vs Steph. There’s a lot of those …

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