A superficial analysis of the two stars suggests that any real comparison of merits, so here is LeBron James vs Stephen Curry, who is better?
LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry, who is better ?
Curry is a more prolific (and efficient) three-point shooter and distributor. James scores more often and more efficiently.
The distance between the two is even closer when considering that James leads Curry by a slim 64.9 percent to 61.0 percent margin when measuring true shooting percentage, which accounts for free throws and three-pointers.
LeBron James vs Stephen Curry
In terms of winning titles at the highest level, LeBron James has the edge. He won 4 titles with 3 different teams, with multiple Finals runs with the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. Of course, he won the title last year alongside Anthony Davis in Los Angeles.
LeBron James – 4
Stephen Curry – 3
Winning rings is the single most important part of a superstars’ career, and The King has the edge. LeBron played with some all-time great players such as Anthony Davis, Dwyane Wade, and Kyrie Irving but he was always the best player on the court.
Continuing about being the best player on the team, LeBron was the undisputed best player on the court for his 4 championships.
Even if Davis led the regular season in scoring last year or Kyrie Irving hit the biggest shot of the 2016 Finals in Game 7, LeBron was the Finals MVP each and every time.
LeBron James – 4
Stephen Curry – 0
Stephen Curry, on the other hand, does not have a single Finals MVP. This is surprising, especially since he was the best player on the team for the Golden State Warriors in 2015.
But it was swingman Andre Iguodala, averaging 16.3 PPG and 5.8 RPG while playing excellent defense on LeBron James, who won Finals MVP that year.
In terms of regular-season MVP Awards, it will be hard for any player to keep up with LeBron James.
LeBron James – 4
Stephen Curry – 2
LeBron might be the greatest regular-season player ever, in terms of his dominance on the court. His MVP seasons occurred in 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013.
In 2009 with the Cavaliers, he averaged 28.4 PPG and 7.6 RPG followed by 29.7 PPG and 8.6 APG a year later.
With the Heat, his back-to-back MVPs resulted in NBA championships by averaging 27.1 PPG and 7.9 RPG followed by 26.8 PPG and 8.0 RPG.
In conclusion, considering all the above factors, LeBron James is the greater all-around player. What he accomplished as one of the most hyped players ever is unprecedented, and he did it without ever making trouble for himself off the court.
With the eyes of the world on him, he exceeded expectations with a pristine character as a role model. The King was already being compared to Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson in his rookie season, and he was truly a mix of both thanks to his dominance with his play and high basketball IQ.
James has more MVPs, more Finals, more NBA titles, and more accolades than Curry. Compared to 7-time All-Star and 6-time All-NBA performer Curry, LeBron has 17 All-Star Teams under his belt and 16 All-NBA Team selections.
Curry is the greatest shooter we have ever seen, but LeBron has done and accomplished more than Curry. In fact, besides Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, no player has accomplished more than James did at an individual level.
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