Bill Simmons of The Ringer would take Stephen Curry over Houston Rockets superstar James Harden in a do-over of the 2009 NBA Draft.
Houston Rockets guard James Harden has grown accustomed to being compared to the all-time greatest NBA players. Harden has drawn comparisons to Michael Jordan, Dwyane Wade, and Allen Iverson, who were each legends in one way or another, which says alot about Harden.
But there’s one specific comparison that can’t seem to escape The Beard, and that’s Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry, who is the greatest pure shooter we’ve ever seen. Curry and Harden are two completely different types of players, as Harden has a much better all-around game than Steph and is a much better defender than Curry.
But both players have led their teams to success, although Harden has had much less to work with than Steph, which has alot to do with the three championships Curry has won and the playoff victories the Warriors have had over the Rockets. Both players have also won MVPs, although Curry has one more on his resume that arguably should’ve gone to Harden.
But Harden’s stellar career hasn’t exactly pulled him away from Curry in the eyes of everyone.
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