LeBron James following Game 3 against the Memphis Grizzlies. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Over the course of his legendary career, the battles between Stephen Curry and LeBron James in the NBA Playoffs and Finales have been some of the most iconic series in the history of the NBA, particularly when James was with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the two teams met four consecutive times in the NBA Finals. But it sounds like there was almost a chance that James and the Warriors joined forces.

According to a report from NBA insiders Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne, the Warriors tried to pursue adding LeBron James by way of a trade before the NBA deadline.

“Over a clandestine 24-hour window prior to the trade deadline Thursday that included owner-to-owner conversations, the Golden State Warriors made an unsuccessful bid to convince the Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James to consider a trade to pair him with longtime rival Stephen Curry,” ESPN reported on Wednesday morning.

“The Warriors were eager to present a package deal to L.A., but neither the Lakers nor James were willing to explore a potential blockbuster. Even at 39 years old, James is still playing at an All-NBA level that stirred the Warriors’ imagination about his ability to extend the window of the franchise’s fading dynasty.”

Obviously, this is shocking news considering their history competing against each other, and the NBA world had a lot to say about it.

Obviously, it didn’t happen, but it certainly would have been interesting.