Many doubted that LeBron James isn't anymore the best player in the NBA because of the popularity and amazing show of offensive skills by 2x MVP Stephen Curry. Do you think Lebron James is still the best player in the world? Here's my answer:
I think Lebron James is still the best player in the world. Just look at his presence to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers can't win games without him. Lebron really motivated this team as we can see it in this year's playoffs.
Many analysts also talks about reigning Defensive Player of the year Kawhi Leonard. Kawhi is also impressive in the defensive and offensive game but I think that he is not yet enough ready to be the best player in the NBA.
We have Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. They are both superstars, but LeBron James has six NBA Finals and they have only one. What could be if LeBron James played with Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook? Imagine that situation and how many rings they could win together.
Stephen Curry is showing numbers of the best player in the world. When he gets hot, he can score up to 50 points in a game. However, the Warriors can still win games without Stephen Curry because they have a very deep roster and talents.
You can't deny that you're very impressed in what Stephen Curry did this season. He was unbelievable and amazing so far. You saw Stephen Curry dropped a game winner near the center court, with fancy dribbles, shooting ability, off the ball movement and many great layups over the big guys, he is definitely one of the most intelligent players in the league.
I think Stephen Curry is the most popular player in the NBA and many idolize him for his great skills in his offensive game. Kids today dreams about 3-pointers from the downtown or even from the center, because how easy is looking, everyone wants to be like Stephen Curry.
Lebron isn't having 40+ points games anymore but he still has the all-around skills. It's hard to have a matchup when you're against Lebron. He has the body which can put you down in the post , he still has the athleticism, speed and passing ability. Also, he can guard and play any kind of position.
With him, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving finaly learn how to contribute more on the court and how to play like a team.
James may not have Curry's dribbling skills and shooting ability but the way he impacts in the team using his presence on the court makes him the best player in the world.
Finaly, we are all here to talk about the NBA and basketball. Maybe someone thinks that Stephen Curry is the best player in the world and that is at very respectful opinion. Why not?
After they broke Chicago Bulls record, and after he won back-to-back MVP title, Stephen Curry deserves to be in the conversation at least with LeBron James.
Last year, Golden State Warriors defeated Cleveland Cavaliers... but this season, maybe is the time for LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers.