What LeBron James Said About Playing With Stephen Curry

Over the last 12 years, LeBron James and Stephen Curry have shared seven NBA titles and six NBA MVP crowns but had never played together until Sunday night.

The duo crossed path in four consecutive NBA Finals between 2015 and 2018, with Curry and the Golden State Warriors winning three rings and James leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to their maiden NBA title in 2016.

The NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta, Georgia, finally offered Curry and James the chance to share the court together, an opportunity they both relished.

"Finally got to share the floor with @StephenCurry30," James tweeted after the game.

"Well overdue and I loved every single second."

The four-time NBA champion described Curry as "the greatest shooter of all times" and credited him with "changing the way the game is played".

Curry was just as complimentary of James, tweeting: "Much love bro. Team LeBron with the W, while we're at it. #Akron"

Much love bro! #TeamLeBron with the W while we at it. #akron https://t.co/rjY0RKwx1v

— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 8, 2021

The hashtag is a nod to the town in northeastern Ohio that is the birthplace of both players.

While James played only 13 minutes, him and Curry still managed to combine for a couple of memorable plays, including one which saw the Los Angeles Lakers star flick the ball out to Curry, who nonchalantly drained a three-pointer.

ah so this is what it would look like if Steph and LeBron ever played together pic.twitter.com/XabLOtiny4

— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) March 8, 2021

In a separate tweet, James added Curry and Damian Lillard "simply weren't fair," a reference to both players' prolific three-point scoring.

Curry and Lillard both finished 8-for-16 from beyond the arc, putting up 28 and 32 points respectively as Team LeBron defeated Team Durant 170-150.

James finished with just four points, his lowest tally in 17 All-Star Game appearances, but stressed the importance of allowing his 36-year-old body to get some much-needed rest.

"I'll take any time, obviously," he said after the game.

"So I'll take full advantage of the time that we have. Is it enough time? No, it's never enough time, but we're not on the side of time. I'm not on the side of time. I'll take full advantage of what I have and be OK with it."

Curry's proficiency from beyond the arc wasn't limited to the All-Star Game either, as earlier on Sunday the Warriors star won the three-point contest for the second time in his career.

The 32-year-old, who had won the contest in 2015, scored 28 points in the final round, edging out Utah Jazz Mike Conley's tally of 27 after nailing his last "money ball" shot—which was worth two points.

The victory makes Curry only the seventh player in NBA history to win the three-point contest at least twice and the first to do so in non-consecutive years.

The two-time MVP joins Larry Bird, Craig Hodges, Mark Price, Jeff Hornacek, Peja Stojakovic and Jason Kapono as multiple All-Star three-point winners.

Bird and Hodges are the only players to win the contest three times, with the Boston Celtics great triumphing in 1986, 1987 and 1988 and Hodges winning in 1990, 1991 and 1992.

Stephen Curry and LeBron James
Stephen Curry #30 and LeBron James #23 of Team LeBron during the 70th NBA All-Star Game at State Farm Arena on March 7 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images