Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James reportedly tried his luck in joining forces with another great talent as he recruited his former rival in Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. It was rumored to have happened over the All-Star break as the latter will be eligible to sign a contract extension this summer, via Clutchpoints (H/T ESPN’s Brian Windhorst).

Windhorst believes that the two stars can potentially become Lakers teammates in the near future although it remains to be a far-fetched idea for many at the moment.

Both of them had a colorful past as they previously met in the NBA Finals for four straight seasons from 2014 to 2018. Curry’s Warriors squad ultimately got the better of James and the Cavaliers as they garnered a 3-1 tally in their four championship encounters.

Despite having a rivalry, both players have already moved on as James headed to a Lakers squad that he successfully led to a title in the 2019-20 season. Meanwhile, Curry and the Warriors found themselves on the opposite end as they played with a depleted lineup to round out a losing season.

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The four-time NBA MVP’s recruiting efforts may have started when he became the captain of Team LeBron against Team Durant in the 2020-21 All-Star Game held in Atlanta. He drafted Curry to be part of his team who then served as their starting point guard in the main event.

LeBron James’ stats were minimal though as he notched four points, four assists, and two rebounds in 13 minutes played. Meanwhile, Curry received most of the spotlight as he amassed 28 points on 8/16 from beyond the arc to go with four rebounds and four assists.

It remains to be seen if we will get to see the two Ohio natives suit up for the same team in the years to come. However, the only thing certain is the fact that LeBron James’ recruiting abilities should never be underestimated as proven by the success of his superteams in the past.