Earlier in the year, LeBron James has shown admiration for Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors in their crazy-good run so far this season. However, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ franchise player is now focused in their own title run with James stating that they can’t be distracted by the Warriors’ success and focus on their own game.
“Everyone has their opinion on the game, and his [Kobe Bryant] is always a great opinion for sure. But for me, my obsession is how I can get this team going in the right direction, which I believe we’re doing right now,” James said via Cleveland.com.
“If we’re able to cross that road, then we’ll cross it when that happens, but we can’t put ourselves in obsession with the Warriors right now.”
James and the Cavs did cross that road last season and faced the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals. However, they fell short and flat in that championship series where Golden State won in six games for their first franchise title since 1975.
Earlier this season, in one of Curry’s iconic and career-defining performances, James couldn’t hold back in showing how impressed he was with the Warriors point god’s play.
@StephenCurry30 needs to stop it man!! He's ridiculous man! Never before seen someone like him in the history of ball!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 28, 2016
The Cavaliers are currently the leaders in the East with a 47-18 win-loss card after Sunday’s 114-90 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. However, the Warriors are at 59-6 at this point of the season and will most likely have the homecourt advantage over James and the Cavs should they meet again in the championship series.
So while James has been temporarily distracted by the Warriors’—and specifically Curry’s—rise to legendary status, the Cavs superstar wants to remain focused on the task at hand: beating the Warriors in a probable NBA Finals rematch and winning the crown for Cleveland.
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