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View Poll Results: Who is the best player in the world RIGHT NOW?

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  • Lebron

    71 58.20%
  • Curry

    42 34.43%
  • Durant

    5 4.10%
  • Other

    4 3.28%
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  1. #1
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    Exclamation [Let's Settle This] Who is the best player in the league RIGHT NOW!?

    I don't want to bring back a slew of threads from the past few seasons, but last I saw, fans both in, and out of PSD had Curry listed as the best player of the league.

    Now, I get that he has had an underwhelming series against the Thunder, but I think people are grossly overreacting about it. I am not saying it doesn't warrant criticism, it does - especially if you are an elite player.

    But what was the last time Lebron actually had a case for being #1?

    And can anyone actually make an argument for someone over Curry?

    Let's see:

    Curry already surpassed Lebron in playoff TS%

    Curry .597
    James .566

    and is right behind him in PER

    Curry 22.8
    James 27.4

    Despite James having many more games in the playoffs.

    This is the only reason Curry is behind in Win Share metrics.

    REGULAR SEASON:

    Curry PER 31.5
    Curry TS% .669
    Curry WS 17.9
    Curry WS/48 .318
    Curry +/- for every 100 possessions: +17.9

    Lebron PER 27.5
    Lebron TS% .588
    Lebron WS 13.6
    Lebron WS/48 .242

    Lebron +/- for every 100 possessions +11.7

    I mean, we can go into records broken, but that isn't going to help "#TeamLebron" very much.

    I just want one good reason for ranking Lebron above Curry. Just one.
    Last edited by lol, please; 05-23-2016 at 07:28 PM. Reason: Go Dubs

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    nice original topic. excited to finally be able to have this debate!


    by any quantative metric steph is having a better individual season and playoffs. he has been the better player for a period of time. we know this and that isn't up for debate.

    some of the hypothetical if-you-swap-so-and-so-with-so-and-so-would-such-and-such-team-be-better might be up for debate still. team impact can be up for debate. all that non-empirical stuff.
    HELLO

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    I can't decide! Loving the diversity and different style of play in these players. Amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManRam View Post
    nice original topic. excited to finally be able to have this debate!


    by any quantative metric steph is having a better individual season and playoffs. he has been the better player for a period of time. we know this and that isn't up for debate.

    some of the hypothetical if-you-swap-so-and-so-with-so-and-so-would-such-and-such-team-be-better might be up for debate still. team impact can be up for debate. all that non-empirical stuff.
    My thing is defense as well.... Lebron went back to be a really good defender this year... When it comes to these 2 we throw defense out the window... Curry isnt half the defender James is and the thing is even when Lebron was at his worst defensively it was still better than any of currys years.

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    Melo

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    Biyombo
    Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.


    Red Auerbach

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    Scalabrine
    "Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling." - Bill Belichick

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    Me.
    Miami HEAT

    I only post when it's playoffs time

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    LeBron followed by Curry

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycericanguy View Post
    well unfortunately it looks like you were right about Bargs...

    but hopefully we can use his expiring, if not at least we unloaded Novak's deal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiecballer View Post
    LeBron followed by Curry

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    This.

    Stephen Curry's defense is far inferior to LeBron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiecballer View Post
    LeBron followed by Curry

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    I agree too. Lebron is a way better defender than Steph.

    I like Steph and he's exciting, but he just doesn't have the rounded game that Lebron has. Players like Lebron have impacts on the court even when their shot isn't working. Granted Steph's shot works more than anyone all time, but he's straight invisible when it's not.

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    Lebron. I never vote in these because I have to go to the main site but I'll make the exception here.

    You put Lebron on any team in the league and he'll get them to the playoffs (with the possible exception of Philly). Curry wouldn't be able to. Regardless of teammates, regardless of coaching scenes; Lebron is still the man.

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    Biyombo!!!

    Sorry. It's Lebron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycericanguy View Post
    well unfortunately it looks like you were right about Bargs...

    but hopefully we can use his expiring, if not at least we unloaded Novak's deal...

  14. #14
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    [Let's Settle This] Who is the best player in the league RIGHT NOW!?

    KD, the way he is playing right now. If OKC wins it all. I say KD if not Curry, LeFlop 3rd.

    "Killer Instinct"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassyAshyLarry View Post
    I agree too. Lebron is a way better defender than Steph.

    I like Steph and he's exciting, but he just doesn't have the rounded game that Lebron has. Players like Lebron have impacts on the court even when their shot isn't working. Granted Steph's shot works more than anyone all time, but he's straight invisible when it's not.
    And who exactly has Lebron been defending? Can't hold Lowry nor Derozan and simply played scrubs in the East thus far.
    "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."
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