Feb 20, 2022; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Team LeBron forward LeBron James shakes hands with Team LeBron guard Stephen Curry (30) after the 2022 NBA All-Star Game at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was recently asked which players he would want as a teammate on his YouTube talk show The Shop. He initially said his son, Bronny James, was his first choice. This comes as no surprise, as James has already said that wherever his son is eventually drafted, he’d like to play alongside him.

James also mentioned that, of active NBA players, he would most want to play with Golden State Warriors star guard Steph Curry. Curry became aware of his comments on Thursday during an interview with 95.7 The Game. Steph responded, saying that while he was flattered, he’s “good right now.”

“He got his wish, he was the captain and picked me in the last two All-Star games,” said Curry. “I don’t know if that suffices, but I’m good right now.

“Whenever you get the interest or curiosity of what it would be like to play with an MVP caliber dude like he is, cool that’s amazing. We all can live in that fantasy world though.”

It certainly feels like Curry isn’t all that interested in teaming up with LeBron anytime soon, and the NBA world seems to realize that.

It’s hard to listen to Curry’s response and not get the sense he’s rejecting LeBron in the nicest way possible.

LeBron’s future seems to be very much up in the air considering the chemistry issues that the Lakers have had this season. He has one year left on his contract, and the Lakers will likely need to show some big improvements if they want to keep the 18-time All-Star in 2023.

[95.7 The Game]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.