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Video: Watch Steph Curry's Response About Warriors vs. LeBron James, Lakers Play-In

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVMay 9, 2021

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If the current seeding for the Western Conference holds, the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers would meet in one of the first play-in matchups.

When asked about the possibility after Saturday's 136-97 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Stephen Curry gave reporters a priceless response:

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“Think the league might enjoy Lakers-Warriors 7-8 in the play-in?”<br><br>Steph’s response to this question 😭<br><br>(via @anthonyVslater)pic.twitter.com/gVatL5fhkI

A Warriors-Lakers play-in matchup would be nothing short of a ratings bonanza for the NBA, which has recently seen its fair share of criticism regarding the play-in. LeBron James called for whoever came up with the idea to be fired last week, and Mavericks governor Mark Cuban said his vote in favor of the play-in was an "enormous mistake" in April.

NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Strategy and Analytics Evan Wasch, who came up with the play-in format, told the Washington Post the league is confident the event "offers more benefits than downsides.”

From an intrigue standpoint, a Warriors-Lakers matchup would certainly fit Wasch's theory. The game would almost certainly rival any single-game rating of the 2020-21 season and provide evidence for the league that the play-in should be here to stay. 

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