The NBA Finals are set to tip off on Thursday and two of the league’s best players, if not the two best, are on opposite sides. The Cleveland Cavaliers have an All-World player in LeBron James, but the Golden State Warriors counter with reigning MVP Stephen Curry.
Can either of these players be stopped? James says no.
“Well, the same way you slow me down,” James told ESPN. “You can’t.”
The two men play completely different games, but both give defenses all they can handle and then some.
“He has a great motor,” James said. “I think a lot of people don’t understand how great his motor is. He never stops moving. His ballhandling, his ability to shoot the ball off the dribble and off the catch. It’s uncanny. I don’t think there’s ever been a guy in the league to shoot the ball the way he does off the dribble or off the catch, off the ball. He just creates so many matchup problems for your defense, and you just always have to be aware.”
Having stars on the NBA’s biggest stage is great for television and the league itself, especially when a new, young and ascending star like Curry is one of them.
“I think it’s great for our league,” James said. “Steph is great for our league, the way he approaches not only everything on the floor, but off the floor. He’s got a beautiful family and everything, so, I mean, it wouldn’t be bad for our league at all if they want to model it behind him. He’s great for our league.”