NBA Finals, Game 2 Expectations: Aside From The Heated LeBron James-Stephen Curry Rivalry, Fans Are Also Thrilled About The Looming Stephen Curry-Lionel Messi Bromance

By John Drowne, Parent Herald June 05, 05:37 am

The Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals was a little bit of disappointment for the fans of Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers who wanted to witness an intensified LeBron James-Stephen Curry rivalry. As Game 2 of the NBA Finals happens tonight, fans are hoping that the heated showdown between the two basketball stars would finally take place.

But aside from the rivalry between Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James and Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, some fans are also thrilled about the looming Stephen Curry-Lionel Messi bromance. Will the FIFA Ballon d'Or awardee finally meet the reigning NBA MVP in Game 2 of NBA Finals?

Lionel Messi Might Watch Game 2 Of The NBA Finals To Support Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry

According to CBC, Barcelona's soccer forward Lionel Messi is currently in San Jose, California to participate the Copa America with the Argentina national team. Chances are high that the soccer superstar would watch Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Oakland to support Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry since it is only 60 km away from San Jose.

Lionel Messi recently wrote on Sports Illustrated that he wanted to watch Stephen Curry in the NBA Finals. "Soccer will be the main focus while I'm in the Bay Area, naturally, but part of me is also hoping to meet Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors. Seeing him play is magical," Lionel Messi said.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry have not met yet in person, but they have already established a friendship online. The two sports superstars have been very vocal about their admiration and respect for each other as athletes.

Expect A Heated LeBron James-Stephen Curry Rivalry In Game 2 Of The NBA Finals

In case the Stephen Curry-Lionel Messi meetup will not take place in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, fans can cling on to the hope that there will be an intensified LeBron James-Stephen Curry rivalry. Golden State Warriors' coach Steve Kerr has stated that Stephen Curry was just having a bad night in Game 1 of NBA Finals that is why he did not perform well. He is looking forward that he will do better in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

Moreover, after Cleveland Cavaliers' loss to Golden State Warriors last Thursday night, LeBron James is now motivated than ever to win Game 2 of the NBA Finals. According to ESPN, LeBron James is working hard to get rid of becoming the fourth player in the NBA Finals history to lose five series. With this, it is expected that the LeBron James-Stephen Curry rivalry would finally intensify in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

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