Stephen Curry Says He's the Best Player in the World Right Now

Stephen Curry Says He's the Best Player in the World Right Now

You hearing this, LeBron?

Published December 24th

As great as LeBron James is, it's hard to argue against Stephen Curry being the best player in the world right now.

The reigning NBA MVP has his defending champion Golden State Warriors out to a ridiculous 27-1 start this season and is leading the league in scoring, delivering 31.2 points per game.

So, when Time asked him flat out if he's the best player in the world right now, Curry let it be known.

"In my mind, yes," Curry said. "That’s how I have confidence out there that I can play at a high level every night. I don’t get into debates, arguing with people about why I am versus somebody else. I feel like anybody who’s at the level I’m trying to be at, if you don’t think that when you’re on the floor, then you’re doing yourself a disservice."

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The interesting thing about Curry's comments is they were made just before Curry and his Warriors host King James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas Day in a rematch of the 2015 NBA Finals. Let's see how Bron responds to Curry's claim about being the world's best. 

In the meantime, Curry added that he enjoys taking on claims that he's the face of the NBA right now as well. 

"I embrace that. I don’t know if that’s a black-and-white answer. You’ve got to be a winner, and have all the right trajectory as a player and as a team to back that up. Whatever comes out of that is cool," he added. "The way I try to represent my family and coaches, I think all are characteristics the league aspires to portray. That’s just who I am. It’s not changing anything about me to fulfill that role." 

Off the court, Curry is amongst the NBA stars appearing in a Spike Lee-directed PSA about anti-gun violence that will air during the league's slate of Christmas Day games.  

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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