On Saturday, the Golden State Warriors prevailed against the Los Angeles Lakers in the opening game of their preseason schedule, but they did not have to compete against LeBron James.
Despite the fact that James wanted to participate in 50 percent of Los Angeles’ preseason games, he did not suit up for this fight in Golden State. After the game, James joined his teammate Anthony Davis in having a lighthearted conversation with Steph Curry, which became a scene that went viral on the internet.
Curry and James compete against one another on the floor, but they are excellent friends outside of the arena. The topic of this conversation has been the subject of fan conjecture, with some believing that the stars were discussing their upcoming run with Team USA, while others believe that they were making lighthearted jokes about the Lakers eliminating the Warriors from playoff contention in the previous season.
The fact that all three of these guys were laughing at the same time indicates that whatever was being said contained at least a little bit of lightheartedness. It is always amusing to watch NBA stars communicate in this manner, but it is especially entertaining to see them do so after a preseason game that didn’t really matter, when everyone is just trying to find their bearings again after a long summer.
The Warriors and the Lakers did not finish the previous season where they had hoped to, but the Lakers had a much stronger run than the Warriors did, especially when expectations were taken into consideration. Following up on their success from the previous year, both Los Angeles and Golden State have set their eyes on winning the championship this time around.