Is there bad blood between Stephen Curry, LeBron James and a few other notable NBA ballers? We’re not sure, but a book penned by Marcus Thompson claims there’s some serious beef with between other NBA superstars and the “golden boy” Steph Curry. Details inside…
Is it true? Do the guys in the NBA, including big stars like LeBron James & Russell Westbrook, hate Stephen Curry?
Well one man says it’s true and he’s writing a book about it.
Marcus Thompson, author of “The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry,” said in a radio interview that NBA players like LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul HATE Steph and his clean cut image. We’re not sure how much of it is true, but he says he’s releasing a new book that will detail all the hate and shade thrown at the two-time MVP.
In the interview with the Big Lead’s Jason McIntyre, Marcus spilled some alleged 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 hate for 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 …”
He went on to say OKC Thunder player Russell Westbrook simply doesn’t like Steph.
So, is it "light skinned" privilege or nah? Folks are saying since Steph is light skinned that's the reason he's loved and it's the reason why he receives, what some call, special treatment. Lebron, Kobe Bryant and other NBA stars present themselves as "family men" and don't get that type of treatment. Do you agree?