I feel like the only reason why Kawhi is compared to those two is because people vastly underrated the rest of the Raptors last year. The same Raptors squad sans Kawhi almost went back to ECF failing to close a comeback vs. a very stacked Celtics team by 5 points, whereas LAC choked a 3-1 lead in which they had 10+ point leads at some point in games 5, 6 and 7.
LeBron is literally a top 3 all.time at minimum. Steph is a game changer. Kawhi is pretty good. He played well when he needed to and Raps fans will always love him. But he aint LeBron
LeBron KD Steph That is the ranking.
Big gap between lebron and the rest too
Big gap from #1 and the next 2.
Nah KD never led his team to a championship without 3 other allstars. Stephs second best player was Klay and they won 67 games and the title, along with 73 wins the next year. KD continually disappointed on OKC during their playoff runs
Giannis and harden after that?
Giannis 4, Harden 5? Hell no.
For me kd has to prove himself post injury but if he’s the same ya that’s it
Yes, people elevated him way too quickly by misinterpreting last year
fucking definition of overrated
He walked through an ECF without LeBron and met a Warriors team that lost KD and Klay. The fact that he got crowned the best player in the NBA after that was dumb. This series just proves it.
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Why because he disappeared in game 7 like Steph and choked a 3-1 lead?
He disappeared way before Game 7, honestly.
Steph lost against the GOAT and his team was facing injuries and suspension. Nowhere near the choke job.
Injuries? LMAO Bogut played 8 min a game
Steph lost against the #1 player in the world. Before the playoffs Jokic was border line 10 on a lot of peoples lists. Curry also didnt play as badly as Kawhi did (somehow) in game 7 and his team was in the game until the end. Curry choked no doubt but co
And I think Iguodala was injured too.
People really said this dude was top 20 all time.
Some saying top 10 I’ve seen lol
fr the clippers are a 50 win team without him and he couldnt even get them to the conference finals. Real problem on this team was that they had no one to run the offense and thats on kawhi for being a mediocre playmaker (for a star ofc)
Without him and apparently a top 10 player in George Paul
Wild opinion: People are over-rating Steph/KD now as individual stars LeBron is the only dude whos legit always a Finals ticket. After that its a little gap, then KD, Steph, Kawhi, Giannis, Harden, etc..
Cause last years team was a finals ticket right
People always do this lol He got hurt. Legitimately. How about the 8 straight years before that(inb4 HE WAS IN THE EAST!!! when he just beat two West teams in 5 games, well see how he does vs Denver)
When he was hurt lol?
There is at least as much of a gap between KD/Steph and the rest as there is between Lebron and them. Harden is not in the same tier as KD or Steph, neither is Giannis at this point.
Hes tier 2 or 3 depending if you have Lebron in his own lol
Kawhi is in the same tier as Lillard, Kyrie, etc
Hes overrated. Basketball media loves that hes "different" and that elevates him with them. Overrated doesnt mean youre bad. If youre top 10 and people want to make you top 1 or 2, youre still overrated. You cant be in the greatest conversation and when