Can we please stop with the narrative that Steph is the greatest ceiling-raiser in the sport. You add Steph to a great team and he raises the ceiling to dynasty. You know who also does that? LeBron. You add prime LeBron to any team in the league and he raises the ceiling to a title. Steph simply doesnt and didnt do that. If youd added him to a terrible team hed raise the ceiling to playoffs, maybe second round if he went off in the first. LeBron returned to a terrible Cavs team and they went to 4 finals. LeBron is the greatest ceiling-raiser in the league. LeBron is probably also the greatest floor-raiser (lottery team to the finals anyone?), but I really think weve got to look at CP3 as well. You add him to the worst team in the league and whats their floor? 8th seed. Theres probably nobody else in the league that makes their teammates better as well as CP3. Hes been added to a Suns team thats been bad for years, finally started to get something going and suddenly theyre the 2 seed and everyone expects them to get out of the first round, maybe into the conference finals depending on the seed the Lakers end up with and the health of LeBron and AD.
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Add Lebron to a bad Lakers team and they miss the playoffs even when they go into playoff mode. The fact is that good players make bad teams decent and good teams great
The only season until this one he got hurt. Look at the Cavs both times before he got there-lottery teams. Once hes there-deep playoffs runs the first time, guaranteed finals the second time.
Once he joined the Cavs the first time he missed the playoffs 2 years in a row. When he joined them the 2nd time they added another all star in Love to the roster. When he went to the Lakers they missed the playoffs until they added AD. Lebron alone cant
People down voting this dont know what they are talking about. Harden is an elite floor raiser, possibly best in the league. But look at the Nets. He elevated their floor and their ceiling. Nets werent considered favorites before Harden was there, now the
Nah ceiling raiser term was created specifically for Steph. You can say Lebron, KD, Harden, Giannis, Kawhi, Jokic, Embiid, Doncic, Dame, even AD basically every single superstar in the league leads current Warriors to playoffs. And Steph is not. It was cr
It was ridiculous to call him that when they started doing it and it is ridiculous to call him that now, regardless of whether it was invented for him or not. The term playwright wasnt invented for Shakespeare but that doesnt mean hes not the greatest to
AD, Embiid don’t lead this team to the playoffs Don’t know if Kawhi could carry a bad team tbh
AD does not lead this team to the playoffs you know that Also i think its interesting because Steph hasnt been allowed to play the hero ball that we would expect others to play on this team, and when he does for minutes at a time it leads to good results
Im not blaming him. I cant blame him for the thing he cant do. For example I blame Westbrook for not improving his shot in years because he is capable to. Or show some passion in defence. Because Curry shows it even if he is still useless. But some guys h