In a new book penned by Thompson, he claims there’s some serious beef between many NBA superstars and the so-called “golden boy” Curry.
Thompson went on the radio recently to promote his book, titled The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry, and revealed that NBA players like LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul HATE Steph and his clean-cut image. He says the book will detail all the shade thrown at the two-time MVP.
In the interview with the Big Lead’s Jason McIntyre, Marcus spilled some tea on LeBron and Steph’s current relationship saying:
“There’s a thing with he and LeBron that’s a little weird. There was a time when LeBron and Steph were big brother and little brother and LeBron was like a mentor.
“He was a big fan of Steph, went to games at Davison, and even when [Curry] got to the NBA, they had moments where LeBron was looking at him like, ‘wow’ and then Steph kind of challenged LeBron’s status. The part that’s odd for Steph – why does that mean there has to be beef between us?
He loves LeBron and respects LeBron, and he’s like, ‘because the outside world is pitting us together, why do you and I have to now have this disdain between us, I thought we were cool? … that’s the question that’s in Curry’s mind and Curry’s camp. Why do you not like me when all I did was basically respect everything you did, and follow the model you carried out? … it’s not just with LeBron … Steph wants to be accepted by all these guys. this is what he worked for. For [them] to say, ‘you’re one of us.’ It seems like they don’t want to give that to him.”
When asked who else in the league has issues with Steph, he replied:
“Everybody on the Clippers … Chris Paul was one of those guys. Chris Paul was somebody [Curry] looked up to. Chris Paul used to dominate that matchup. Chris Paul was supposed to be next in line to win a championship. Then, suddenly, it was Steph … that’s another relationship where [Curry] was like, ‘oh, I look up to you,’ and suddenly there is this disdain vs Steph. There’s a lot of those …”
Thompson went on to say OKC Thunder player Russell Westbrook simply doesn’t like Steph.
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