KEY POINTS

  • Bill Simmons is certain LeBron James is one player who doesn't like Stephen Curry
  • Curry and James once had an intense exhange of words during the NBA Finals
  • The Lakers superstar acknowledges his rival's recent feat

Stephen Curry may have been one of the most charismatic NBA superstars in today’s game. But apparently, there’s one player who isn’t too pleased with his existence in the league.

Modern NBA fans have witnessed Curry’s rise to stardom. Having been the face of the Golden State Warriors for years, he managed to gain a lot of supporters.

However, renowned NBA insider and author Bill Simmons recently bared that not all are happy with Curry.

During a discussion with ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan in a recent episode of “The Ringer” podcast, Simmons refuted the veteran NBA columnist’s claim that Curry is probably the “most lovable” NBA superstar of all time.

As per Simmons, James is one player who “dislikes” his peer.

"Steph [Curry] is the most lovable superstar maybe ever,” MacMullan said. “No one gets mad at Steph, no one dislikes Steph.”

"Well no, there’s one person that dislikes him," Simmons interjected. "LeBron [James]."

Stephen Curry Stephen Curry and LeBron James are contesting the 2018 NBA Finals. In this picture, Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors exchanges words with LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in overtime during Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California, May 31, 2018. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Looking back in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, James and Curry indeed had a heated argument inside the court. However, the latter explained that there’s no animosity between them and the exchange was only heightened by the intense game.

“It was never going to spill over to that. But it was an interesting moment,” Curry recalled. “I was hot because I was trying to finish out a possession, I think it was less than a minute left, I didn’t see him coming over from the weak side so I tried to do a little soft scoop layup and he pinned it. Then he stared me down and he said something to me.”

“And I was like, ‘That’s what we’re really on right now. We’re about to win and you’re worried about mean-blocking my shot and talking trash?’ And he was like, ‘I gotta do that to make sure my teammates know I’m a mentor’ and it’s part of his leadership and that type of deal," he continued. "And I was like, ‘I don’t want to be the sacrificial lamb for your leadership.’ Come on man, that’s messed up.”

In Warriors’ recent loss to Utah Jazz, Curry officially surpassed NBA legend Reggie Miller for the second-most career three-point shots made after splashing his 2,561st trifecta early in the second half.

Contrary to what Simmons has stated, James ecstatically expressed his acknowledgment of his NBA rival’s incredible feat.

“Flat out special! Congrats [Stephen Curry],” James wrote on Twitter.

Stephen Curry Stephen Curry scored 35 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 126-85 in Game 3. In this picture, Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors looks on during Game Three of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Houston Rockets at ORACLE Arena on May 20, 2018, in Oakland, California. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images