You're really gonna bring up regular season games with no pressure? The Cavs weren't playing for anything but the #1 pick last season.
When I said "pressure situations", I was more referring to things like averaging 20-10 in the playoffs leading his team to the second round. Or dropping 30+pts games and lighting teams up from deep late in March/April, while in the midst of a close playoff hunt in the West. Kyrie has not done anything close to that, so how can you even begin to wrap your mind around the idea that he is a better basketball player than Curry?
Or have people completely forgotten what matters in basketball anymore? Does winning not matter now if you have great commercials? I remember dudes on here were saying they would take Irving over Tony Parker. How does one even justify that statement in their mind
I have to give it to NIKE, Pepsi, et al,, the marketing behind Irving is seriously genius.
It's to the point where people are promoting an unproven player over players who have actually proven things on the basketball court, simply because they want to reserve their ticket on the bandwagon/hype train.
For all the marketing that was behind Lebron, even his biggest stans didn't start putting him over Kobe until he actually started going deep in the playoffs. What is happening with Irving right now is unprecedented.
So curry is better because his team made the playoffs and he had a couple of good games, but you wont bring up his terrible shot selection and the many times his teammates had to step up and bail him out, at the end of the day their stats are identical and kyrie played less mins, curry has more help but only managed to put up 1 more assist than kyrie but hes a better facilitator?
Their stats may be equal but their on-court impact is not. Irving's team lost 58 games, his stats = empty. Curry's team made the second round of the playoffs, led by his performance.
No offense but you're sounding like you didn't really watch basketball last season bro. Type of dude to just check boxscores on ESPN.com every once in a while and be like "Uhh huhh.. my boy Kyrie balling out there"
It's obvious you like Steph which Is perfectly fine, but the gap between him and kyries body of work is nowhere near as big as it was between Bron and Kobe before Bron went to south beach.
Curry had a great year last year but I still wouldn't call him a proven player just yet.
Irving has the All-Star selection and puts up great numbers on a losing team. But he hasn't even been close to making the playoffs yet, or been in a situation where we can evaluate how well he plays under pressure. All of this could change after this season, but right now he's closer to Jrue Holiday than he is to Steph Curry.
I tried to be respectful because its clear Stephs your boy but damn. You talking like Steph is a perennial all star who consistently makes deep runs into the playoffs with scrubs.
Golden State has a solid roster that Curry is a part of, stop talkin like he's Bron in Cleveland.
The fact that you compared Steph and Kyrie to Kobe and Bron, then called Kyrie closer to J Rue Holiday than Steph is a clear indicator you've got Curry fever.
Another typical NTer who uses extreme examples to try and make a point