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Cavs’ LeBron James Says There’s No Rivalry With Stephen Curry, Warriors

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The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have met twice in the NBA Finals the last two years with these NBA heavyweights splitting those last two meetings. Stephen Curry and company won the title back in 2015 while LeBron James won his third at the expense of the Warriors last year in spectacular fashion coming back from being down 3-1 in the series.

Despite two epic NBA Finals showdowns and plenty of talk going back and forth between these two teams the last two years, LeBron made an interesting statement about whether the Warriors-Cavaliers and he and Stephen Curry are rivals, via

“I don’t have a rivalry with Steph Curry,” James said after Saturday’s All-Star practice session. “There’s no way you can say, ‘Let’s talk about rivalries,’ and you say, ‘Bird and Magic. Carolina, Duke. Ohio State, Michigan,’ and then say ‘LeBron and Steph.’

“It’s disrespectful to those other three that I just named that you would even try to put us in the class with that. We haven’t had enough battles, and who’s to say we will have future battles. We’ll see, but to put us in a category with [them], it’s impossible. You can’t do it.”

Although LeBron denies a rivalry between the two teams as well as Curry, its hard to make a case there isn’t at least a budding rivalry, especially with all off-the-court antics the Cavaliers have gotten up to since pulling off the incredible comeback last June.

At this point, it seems inevitable the Warriors and Cavaliers will meet in the NBA Finals for a third straight year. If it isn’t rivalry now, it may very well be one if Golden State comes out on top this time around.

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