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GOAT_23_6
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tajshar2k
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Stephen Curry is overrated

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tajshar2k
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/8/2016 Category: Sports
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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GOAT_23_6

Pro

Stephen Curry isn't the most overrated player in the NBA, but he's up there. First round is acceptance only. Good luck.
tajshar2k

Con

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
GOAT_23_6

Pro

This argument is not going to be about who is better or who he is better than. This is just going to prove that Stephen Curry is a very overrated player in the game. The deal is that Curry has been the called the 'Greatest Basketball Player in the World' and I just can't accept that.

One-Way Player

Curry is what you call a one way basketball player meaning that the only thing he specializes in is shooting the ball. Curry is not the greatest defender although he tries to show his defensive skills by getting a lot of steals. But, I'm going to tell you that stealing the ball does not make you a good defender. A way to show this is that Kawhi Leonard (probably the best perimeter defender in the league) nearly averages 1 less steal per game than Curry. Given that, Curry is averaging 29.3 ppg on 51% shooting. This is where Curry is deadly, the most deadly. But, if we're going to put him at the top of the world just because he can score then why wasn't Carmelo Anthony ahead of LeBron when he averaged 32 a game? Why wasn't Kevin Durant ahead of LeBron when he averaged 30 a game? This is what leads me to believe that Curry is overrated. But, no I don't believe he is the all-around PG in the game. That goes to Rondo in my perspective. A point guard was meant to dish the ball more than he shoots and that's something Steph cannot do. He averages barely 6 assists a game... as a point guard. With the team he has (I'll come back to that in later rounds) he should be averaging over 10. Curry is a one-way basketball player.
tajshar2k

Con

Before we discuss, we need to know what overrated means.

have a higher opinion of (someone or something) than is deserved.


Pro thinks Steph Curry is overated, but I don't think so. Averagin 29.3 points a game is certainly not overated.


His rankings in the NBA

Scoring: 1st
FG%: 2nd
3 pointers made: 1st


It's also worth mentioning that his Golden State Warriors have the best record in the NBA right now, and have only lost 2 games. Stats aside, teamwork and being a leader are also important for players. The Golden State Warriors would not be playing as well without him.

It's not fair to compare him to Lebron James, because both are different position players and are different body physiques. Curry is a much better off the dribble 3 point shooter, but Lebron is obviously a better dunker.


http://espn.go.com...


I believe Steph Curry is not overrated for the reasons stated above. Just because some players perform better, doesn't make him overrated. The Warriors would not have such a good team record here without him
Debate Round No. 2
GOAT_23_6

Pro

GOAT_23_6 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by GOAT_23_6 1 year ago
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@monkeystacker I actually don't think he is the best pure point guard. The guy can score but what else does he do besides get the crowd going? And the reason that he is overrated is because people claim him to be the best in the league, when there is still a LeBron James.
Posted by moneystacker 1 year ago
moneystacker
Also another thing that will determine if I debate this.. do you still think he's the best PG? Cause if you simply feel like they advertise him too much on NBA instagram and in general but you still think he's a great shooting PG this leaves nothing for the CON to argue about really.
Posted by moneystacker 1 year ago
moneystacker
Who do you think is a better PG then him?
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