Is Warriors’ Steph Curry the best basketball player on the planet?

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It seems as if we are at a cross-section of generations.

Some of the best young players such as Trae Young and Devin Booker are turning into superstars before our eyes; meanwhile, LeBron James (maybe not this year) and Kevin Durant are still putting together MVP performances.

But with LeBron’s unprecedented exit is it a fair assumption to claim the Warriors’ Steph Curry is the number one player in the world?

First, let’s take a look at his competition at the point guard position.

I think it’s reasonable to say Damian Lillard is closer to Curry than any other point guard has been since he started winning championships.

But as good as Dame is I don’t think you can make a reasonable claim he’s the best point guard in the league. I mean just look at the times they’ve matched up in the playoffs (and even in the regular season).

Not to forget, if you take a look at the Warriors record when Curry was playing you will find it was 36-27. That gives them a win percentage of 57.8 percent – high enough to earn them the 5th seed in the Western Conference, higher than Dame’s team managed with a better roster!

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