LeBron defends Curry from criticism by former NBA players – Details

Updated: March 11, 2016
LeBron defends Curry from criticism by former NBA players - Details

LeBron James defended Stephen Curry from the criticism he has been receiving from former NBA players on Wednesday, saying “it does kind of suck” that he takes so much heat, according to USA Today.

While he could very well meet Curry in the NBA Finals again later this summer, Cleveland Cavaliers star forward LeBron James stuck up for Golden State’s star player during a recent interview with Sam Amick of USA Today Sports.

“Yeah, for me personally in my career I’ve done nothing but big-up the guys who paved the way for us,” James told USA TODAY Sports. “I’m respectful to all the guys who paved the way, the greats, guys who were role players, guys who were part of a championship team or was not. I’ve always been respectful, so it does kind of suck when you’ve got guys who played before us and paved the way for us (and) …they like to talk down on a lot of our players, saying, ‘Well if they played in our era it wouldn’t be the same.’”

James doubled down on those comments by stating that he never wants to see himself turn into what some of the league’s legends have become today as he knows that players like himself, Curry and a number of others throughout the NBA are doing to make sure that the association remains prosperous for following generations.

“Listen, if we know guys who can’t play at a high level, then you voice your opinion on it,” James said. “But when you get to talking (about players) like Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron, ‘Melo (Carmelo Anthony), Steph, (James) Harden, come on. We’re doing our job. We’re doing our job to continue to make this game beautiful.

We’ll have to wait and see whether or not former players take LeBron’s words to heart and stop bashing Curry and the Warriors.