Stephen Curry Could Be Threatening LeBron James’ Throne Thanks to Warriors Owner Joe Lacob’s Lofty Mission: ‘I Really Wanna See Steph Get Into That Pantheon’
The Golden State Warriors have become the talk of the NBA again after their tremendously hot start. Star guard Stephen Curry has been the driving force to the Warriors’ league-best record. It’s led team owner Joe Lacob to deliver a bold stance that involves LeBron James that will only excite Curry.
Warriors blaze off to a promising start
The Warriors have zoomed off to a promising start through the first few weeks.
Golden State holds an NBA-best 11-1 record anchored by Curry’s phenomenal play. The star guard is playing at n MVP-caliber level, ranking second in the league with 28.4 points on 45.3% shooting from the floor and 40.0% from beyond the arc with 6.4 assists and 6.3 rebounds per contest.
Curry is torching teams with his scoring as he’s tallied more than 20 points all but twice while posting at least 40 points four times. It’s highlighted by his season-high 50 points outing against the Atlanta Hawks. It featured him making more than 30 three-points in the first six games of the season, extending his NBA record to three times he’s accomplished that.
The roster around Curry continues to elevate as the team is playing lights out on both ends of the floor, ranking first with 116.2 points per game while being third allowing 101.5 points per contest. As the Warriors trek forward, team owner Joe Lacob voiced comments that are music to the star guard’s ears.
Stephen Curry could be threatening LeBron James’ throne thanks to Warriors owner Joe Lacob’s lofty mission: ‘I really wanna see Steph get into that pantheon’
The Warriors’ impressive start has many around the league buzzing regarding the team‘s NBA title chances.
It places Curry’s legacy at the centerfold of the conversation as Golden State can re-establish itself as a legitimate championship contender. During a recent interview on 95.8 The Game, team owner Joe Lacob voiced he wants to push the two-time league MVP to tie or surpass Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James in NBA titles won.
“How many championships does LeBron have?  Steph has? ,” Lacob said via Warriors Talk. “I really wanna see Steph get into that pantheon, at least equal to him. Nothing against him.”
Due to the age difference, Curry’s window to perform at an elite level holds a longer time frame over the 17-time All-Star. The Warriors are working to maximize that, especially after signing him to a four-year extension worth $215.4 million that runs through the 2025-26 campaign when he will be 38 years old.
Meanwhile, Lacob’s willingness to spend will play a crucial part in getting Curry to that desired championship threshold. The proof is in the pudding with that financial commitment, as it allowed the Warriors to build a roster that reached five straight NBA Finals. It isn’t a bulletproof formula, but Lacob must back up his strong words with action.
Warriors will only get stronger when Klay Thompson returns
The key reason for the building hype around the Warriors’ blazing hot start is star guard Klay Thompson’s imminent return.
Thompson is progressing through his rehab from a torn Achilles tendon and torn ACL, eyeing his comeback before Christmas. The Warriors are in no rush to get him back on the floor, especially after their impressive start.
However, it’s hard not to feed into the buzz as the star guard can only elevate the Warriors toward another stratosphere. If Thompson is any essence of the player was before his injuries, it further cements their NBA title expectations.
Time will tell what lies ahead, but there is no denying the incredibly promising spot the Warriors have placed themselves.
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