Stephen Curry is the New LeBron James


LeBron James is one of the most obnoxious people on this planet, and he is the epitome of a has-been. It’s clear that James has peaked, so it’s time for him to step out of the way for Stephen Curry. Actually, LeBron doesn’t need to step out of the way because Curry dethroned “King James.”

Is anyone else sick and tired of having LeBron James shoved down our throats by the media? Stephen Curry is the hero that the NBA deserves, and everything he does asserts why he should be considered the face of the league. Professional sports certainly does not need another “celebrity.” James tries to act smug and serious, but he thrives off attention.

If James doesn’t have the limelight, then he sulks around the court and turns into a worthless player and teammate. Watch the last three games of the 2015 NBA Finals if you need proof on this matter. While the Golden State Warriors schooled the Cleveland Cavaliers on small-ball strategy, James was nowhere to be seen at crunch time. Sure, he may have scored a ton of points in the Finals, but that means nothing because he couldn’t lead his team to victories.

It was obvious that LeBron quit on the Cavaliers once the Warriors asserted their own dominance. James looked beat-down and broken as Stephen Curry and the rest of Golden State charged to the championship win.

Did anyone else notice how slow James looked in the last three games of the Finals? He looked like a slug compared to the lighting-fast pace set by Curry, Klay Thompson, and Andre Iguodala. If you read this and don’t agree, go ahead and argue all you want. However, I’m tired of hearing the same old lines about the big number James produces. LeBron can have his numbers because Curry is the best player in the NBA.

Playing like a big, angry oaf and having big numbers shouldn’t be the criteria for being the best player. Getting the job done when it matters the most, as Curry does, should be the key factor towards determining who is the best.

However, don’t forget the incredible numbers that Curry achieved this past season. Curry proved he is the best shooter in the NBA with his league-leading numbers in the three-point and free-throw categories. He even broke his own record of most threes made in the regular season. Calling Curry the best shooter in the league is a bit of an understatement. He deserves to be called the best shooter of all time.

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The main differences between James and Curry are clear. Yes, they both are highly productive players in various statistical categories. However, these two people could not be more different. LeBron comes across as a bit of a meat-head and a “bro.” His tough guy act is getting incredibly old.

Curry, on the other hand, comes across as friendly and down-to-earth. Which player called himself “the best in the world”? Oh that’s right, the guy who lost the NBA Finals and was down 3-2 in the series decided to praise himself rather than lead his team.

What a joke.

In front of the press, Curry doesn’t act like a celebrity or superstar like James does. Curry acts like a relatable, professional, and humble basketball player. I’d rather watch Steph bring his adorable daughter, Riley,  to press conferences a million times before i’d ever want to see another LeBron James hype-fest.

Recently, ESPN made clear that Jamaal Charles is more similar to LeBron James than Stephen Curry. It seems that Charles is “the LeBron of football.” Actually, that might be a pretty accurate comparison. Like James, Charles is an over-hyped player who is smug and doesn’t get the job done when it matters the most. Fair enough I suppose.

If Charles wants people to actually think he’s worth anything, then he should call himself “the Curry of football.” Actually, scratch that. I wouldn’t want another person who idolizes LeBron to think he’s as good as Curry.

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