LeBron James wasn’t shy about throwing shade at recently-named MVP Steph Curry this week.
"I think sometimes the word 'valuable' or best player of the year, you can have different results," James, a four-time MVP, told the Associated Press. "You know, that's not taking anything from anyone that's ever won the award."
As if that wasn’t petty enough, King James went into detail, bringing up Curry’s numbers and how they related to the definition of the word “valuable.”
”Look at Steph's numbers," James continued. "He averaged 30, he led the league in steals, he was 90-50-40 (shooting percentages from the free-throw line, field and three-pointers), and they won 73 (games). So, I don't, do you have any debate over that, really, when it comes to that award? But when you talk about most 'valuable,' then you can have a different conversation, so, take nothing away from him, he's definitely deserving of that award, for sure."
Curry, a couple days later, is finally getting a word in and putting an end to anyone wondering if he's let James’ comments get to him at all.
“I’ve gotten really good at ignoring people,” Curry said. “That is the theme of the last two years. I’m all right.”
Plus as we all can tell from the now-viral clip below, his daughter Riley, certainly has her daddy’s back.
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