There is little doubt that Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is one of the best players in the NBA. His ability to score from all over the basketball court is what separates the All-Star from other guards in the Association, at least from a scoring standpoint.
Always confident in his game, Curry took it to an entirely new level on The Dan Patrick Show (via Pro Basketball Talk).
Note: You’ll find the remarks at about the 4:00 mark.
Better offensive player, me or LeBron? That’s the first time I have ever been asked that question. Um, me. Gotta be, right?
Patrick then chimed into the conversation, indicating that Curry was a better shooter but that James is a scorer. At which point, Curry responded…
I don’t know, because he obviously demands a lot of attention on the floor. But I like to say I can distribute, get my teammates involved.
As the conversation continued, Curry indicated that he could score more at will than King James.
First off, I am glad Curry didn’t go as far to say he was the better all-around basketball player. The All-Star struggles a great deal on the defensive side, mainly due to a lack of a solid NBA-type frame. Meanwhile, James is one of the best defenders in the NBA.
In terms of who the better offensive player is, that has to be James as well. While Curry is the best shooter in the recent history of the game, he cannot do what James does all over the court on the offensive end. From driving the lane to distributing the ball, James has to be considered the best player on that end of the court in the Association.
The stats don’t lie.
I like the confidence Curry displays here, but some sense of reality is always a good thing. When comparing yourself to the best player on the planet, maybe stay humble next time.
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