Former Nets Guard Mike James Calls Stephen Curry One Dimensional, Leaves Him Off Current Players Top 5 List

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Former Nets Guard Mike James Calls Stephen Curry One Dimensional, Leaves Him Off Current Players Top 5 List


Stephen Curry was on a mission during the past NBA season. After two consecutive missed playoffs, Curry bounced back and led the Golden State Warriors to another championship with averages of 31.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game on 48.2% shooting.

Curry left a number of critics and naysayers with nothing else to say after his fourth NBA championship. But there are still some people who are not sold on Curry’s status as one of the best players in the NBA today. One of those people is former Brooklyn Nets guard Mike James.

According to James, Curry isn’t a top-five player in the NBA right now, consequently putting Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic above the 34-year old Warriors superstar. When asked why, the former Nets guard gave a head-turning explanation.


“I’m not going to say any numbers other than this. In my Top 5 I got Kev, Bron, Embiid, Giannis. And then I gotta think. It get tough if I do that. Between Luka, Steph, Jokic. It’s a little rough for me around that area… Luka’s nice, man. A lot of still. Just a lot of everything. We’re lucky he’s not athletic… I’m probably going to say Luka. I feel like Jokic and Steph are just a little bit below those other five. But obviously they’re still amazing…”

“Steph’s like how he plays and how he gets stuff off it’s just kind of one dimensional at times if that makes sense… He’s not the primary ball handler a lot and for a point guard that kind of bothers me. But he does score off the dribbles. He’s a superstar.”

“I think those other five can do whatever they want to do on any team in the world right now. If we put Luka, Embiid, KD and Giannis on any team in the world, they gonna beat whoever they gonna be who they are right there as soon as you put them in there.

“I just don’t know about that for Steph. I think it’s a little murky. He’s still gonna kill, he’s still gonna be stiff, but I just don’t think he maximizes himself at that team.”


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