No, Brian Windhorst was not serious about LeBron recruiting Steph Curry

No, Brian Windhorst was not serious about LeBron recruiting Steph Curry

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Brian Windhorst made himself the main character on NBA Twitter today, with a tongue-in-cheek remark about LeBron and Steph Curry thats been taken wildly out of context.
You might notice ESPNs Brian Windhorst trending today as a remark he made on an episode of the Hoop Collective podcast is spreading like wildfire. If you get your news mostly from graphics on social networks you may have heard that ” Steph is qualified for an agreement extension this summertime, and LeBron started hiring him at All-Star break.”

You likewise can listen to Windhorsts remarks here (39:50 mark) if you want to hear the tone of voice in which they were delivered. And then of course, theres the reality that the whole declaration starts with “I thought it was funny …”.

The issue is thats not actually a direct quote, in spite of being consisted of in quote marks in a now viralish tweet. And while Windhorst did state something about LeBron recruiting Curry at the All-Star break the full quote and the context of the discussion make it clear he wasnt actually suggesting this was on the horizon for the Lakers.
Luckily, you can check out a transcription of the full quote.
What did Brian Windhorst actually state about LeBron and Steph Curry?
” I imply, LeBron has actually certainly put the full-court press on, not the full-court press, however LeBron has actually clearly started (the) recruiting of Steph just in the event that he would not extend which somehow he d become a free representative. And the Lakers would have a swing at him.”
If you desire to hear the tone of voice in which they were provided, you also can listen to Windhorsts remarks here (39:50 mark). Note, notably, the audible chuckle as he states “he d end up being a free agent and the Lakers would have a swing him.” And then naturally, theres the reality that the entire declaration starts with “I believed it was humorous …”.
Sorry, Lakers fans. This is not a thing.