Stephen Curry says he loves #LeBronChallenge video, wasn’t mocking him


It all started with LeBron James (responding to Draymond Green‘s taunts about his hairline) posting a workout video to Tee Grizzley’s “First Day Out.” You’ve probably seen it already, but in case not, here you go.

That was followed by Stephen Curry appearing to mock the #LeBronChallenge video when “First Day Out” came on last weekend at Harrison Barnes‘ wedding — and that is Kyrie Irving laughing along.

Except Curry said he is not mocking LeBron, speaking to Marcus Thompson II of the new Athletic Bay Area (this story is worth the read, and not behind the pay wall).

“I’ve been watching that video twice a day since it happened because its my favorite video in the entire world,” Curry said. “He made a song popular by making a video. And that lives. So now every time I hear that song, that’s all I think about. And I’ve been doing that dance because of him, at my house, at dinner. When something good happens, I pull that out, because I like it and it makes me laugh and it makes me happy. Not making fun of him.”

Curry’s rendition went viral and became the latest edition in the rivalry between he and LeBron, the Warriors and the Cavaliers. Fanning those flames was the presence of Irving.

“One thousand percent,” Curry said. “That was just a casualty of the moment because me and him were hanging out all night. Then that song came on and I was having a good time. Obviously, that’s a separate side story to their relationship, but neither one of us was trying to clown him.”

Is that spin, or is that Curry being honest? Probably a little of both, but I will take Curry at his word. Of course, LeBron will use it as fuel when the Cavs face the Warriors again — he uses everything as fuel.

It’s more obvious when Kyrie Irving is mocking LeBron.