Anything LeBron James can do, Stephen Curry can do better? Offensively speaking that is. That’s what the Golden State Warriors point guard seemed to be saying during an interview with the Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday.
When asked if he was a better offensive player than King James, Curry didn’t hesitate spicing it up.
"A better offensive player, me or LeBron? That’s the first time I’ve ever been asked that question. Me. It gotta be, right?” Curry told Patrick. "He obviously demands a lot of attention on the floor, but I like to say I can distribute, get my teammates involved and be a play maker as well."
In some cases, Curry does sport better numbers on the offensive end. For example, the fifth-year guard averaged 8.5 assists per game to James’s 6.4 per contest this past season and also a 42.4 percentage to James’s 37.9 percent from beyond the arc.
However, James averaged 27.1 points per game to Curry’s 24 points this past season. He also dominated Curry in field goal percentage by nearly 10 percent, 56.7 to 47.1.
So, if one only looks at certain categories, a case can be made for each NBA superstar offensively.
But Curry has ways to go before catching up to James’s overall accolades, which include two NBA championships and four league MVPs.
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