Draymond Green joins the debate between Steph Curry and Chris Paul
Draymond Green is the NBAthe antagonist. He’s always involved in an argument on the pitch or speaking out in the media and, more recently, on his own podcast. You can always count on Green to speak his mind and rarely bite his tongue. The latest example came on The Draymond Green Show podcast, when Green dissected what he was interpreting Stephen Curry talking garbage aimed at it ChrisPaul.
“The last time you were better than me was 2014,” Green interpreted, reading Curry’s lips in that exchange.
Perhaps it is questionable whether this is exactly what the Sripple bro proposed, but Green presents a valid argument. The last time Paul was definitely considered a better player than Curry might have been in 2014. Curry won the first consecutive MVP award during the 2014-15 season. That was the year too golden state won his first of four titles (this millennium) in eight years.
If you look at CP3 and Steph, it’s not even that close. Not as close as CP3 Stans would have you believe. If you take certain positions and titles out of the equation, Curry is undoubtedly the better basketball player than Paul. Sure, there are categories where Paul could be ranked higher, such as: B. Assists, but as an overall hooper, it’s the artist formerly known as the baby-faced assassin.
If those words came out of Curry’s mouth, he’s not wrong. Four NBA championships, two league MVPs, NBA Finals MVP, and two scoring titles. To Paul’s credit, he did the AAssociation assists five times and steals six times. Surprisingly, Curry once led the NBA in steals in 2016. Some people like to discredit the Warriors’ back-to-back championships with Kevin Durant, so even without those rings, Curry still beat Paul 2-0.
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You’ll have those who want to bring up the point guard debate and get technical, and that’s fine. If you’re saying that CP3 is the better pure PG of the two, you have an argument. But if we’re being honest, there aren’t many legitimate, pure point guards in the NBA, and there haven’t been for quite a while. Most of these guys played ball in college/high school and only get upgraded to point guards in the NBA because of their size. Most can handle the ball like a point guard, but don’t necessarily play the Paul/Jason Kidd style of a real one.
Anyway, Green made a great observation about whether he was doing it to cause a mess or whether he legitimately believed what he was saying. This Paul vs. Curry fight hasn’t been a major contest in years. Curry outdid Paul and hasn’t looked back. As Green says, 2014 was almost a decade ago. From then until now, Curry has been the better player every season they’ve played. This is not a biased or emotional opinion; it’s a fact.
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