Stephen Curry was asked an interesting question on “The Dan Patrick Show” and he gave an equally interesting answer.
Who, he was asked, is the better offensive player: Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James or himself? This intriguing conversation followed:
Curry: “Better offensive player — me or LeBron? That’s the first time I’ve ever been asked that question. Um, Me. [Laughs.] It’s gotta be, right?”
Patrick: “I don’t know. I assume you would think you’re a pure shooter. He can score. You can, too, but I think — you know what? — the correct answer is probably: LeBron is a better scorer, but I think you’re the better shooter. How’s that?”
Curry: “I don’t know. He obviously demands a lot of attention on the floor, but I like to say I can distribute, get my teammates involved and be a playmaker as well.”
Patrick [interrupting]: “What about just putting points up? What about points? What if I said, ‘You go out and score as many as you want in a game and LeBron goes out’ — who scores more?”
Curry: “I would like to say my shot would help in that situation. If I get a double team, I can hopefully shoot from farther out.”
Let’s compare the two. Curry did average more assists, 8.5-to-6.4 and had 261 three-pointers compared to James’ 116. Curry also shot 42.4 percent from the three-point line (James shot 37.9). James led Curry in two category, though. James averaged 27.1 points per game and shot 56.7 percent from the field; Curry — points per game. Curry averaged 24 points on 47.1 percent shooting.
Maybe now we know why James is dropping all that weight. He wants to be Steph Curry.