When LeBron James signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, it marked the first time that The King signed to play with a Western Conference team. It also got a lot of fans on the West Coast excited [VIDEO] to see their Lakers possibly moving back into the top of the conference for the first time in over six years. However, the Lakers only have one star right now in LeBron and have teams like the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets ahead of them. Steph Curry of the Warriors was interviewed by USA Today about James signing with the Lakers and if that changed things in the West. He didn't seem overly worried.

Steph on LeBron in the West

Steph Curry admitted in the interview that LeBron James joining the Los Angeles Lakers makes the Western Conference stronger automatically.

However, Curry was not that worried about the power shifting in the West. For the past eight seasons, LeBron has led his Eastern Conference teams to the NBA Finals. In three of the last four, Steph Curry beat LeBron's team in the NBA Finals.

Curry emphasized that LeBron coming to the Lakers just means that all the other teams in the Western Conference will have to "raise the antenna up a little bit." He said that includes the Golden State Warriors. Curry said that it will be fun to play LeBron more in the regular season and then again, maybe, in the NBA playoffs.

However, that is when Steph Curry dropped the bomb. While LeBron James joining the Los Angeles Lakers makes the entire Western Conference stronger, Curry said that he still has to beat the Warriors -- something he only accomplished one time in the last four seasons.

The Western Conference post-LeBron

Even with LeBron James joining the Los Angeles Lakers, that team is still not championship worthy yet. Their biggest stars are youngsters like Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball. The team has a bright future -- but there is a chance LeBron will ask for changes [VIDEO] that will send one or two of those players away for a strong veteran.

Because of that, Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors are still the heavy favorites to win another NBA title -- especially with DeMarcus Cousins joining the team to give them five All-Stars in their starting lineup. After the Warriors, there is the Chris Paul and James Harden led Houston Rockets.

Add in teams like the always dangerous San Antonio Spurs, the Russell Westbrook and Paul George led Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers, and the Los Angeles Lakers have a lot of work cut out for them -- even with LeBron James in town.