Most people had Steph ahead of Giannis before the playoffs but has this run changed your mind? Giannis was incredible in the finals whereas Steph has usually underperformed there. Giannis is also a more unstoppable, a much better defender and rebounder. Giannis over Steph now?
I disagree but I don’t hate it? Also Steph does not underperform in the finals. Fun fact he actually outscored KD in 3 out of the 4 2018 finals games
KD also averaged more points rebounds assists on far better shooting splits that series too
I’m just saying Steph didn’t underperform
Eh when curry was on the floor, there were plays when they would leave kevin fucking durant open and double curry in the finals lmao.. Stats dont really tell the story. Except for Game 4 if i am right in 2018, he was great the whole way.
Lol Steph is glorified SG dont @ me
Yeah giannis is just a better player then Steph. He does it all and gives you hall of fame defense
Yea I’m chill with that take I got Steph 2 Giannis 3
One of those was Durant taking a massive step back and setting up Curry as a passer all game in an attempt to help him win Finals MVP. It was blatant to the point of being hilariously offensive to the Cavs lol Of course that just resulted in KD getting a
And the game he didnt he put up 11 points on 3-16 shooting. Curry also was sub par in 2015 and flat out bad in 2016.
subpar in the 2015 finals while scoring 26ppg, 6 and 5 with no reliable second option scorer. You are delusional.
Yea that one bad game is why he didn’t get finals MVP Averaged like 30 in the 2019 finals and he was hurt in 2016. Also he only had one bad game in 2015 so idk where ur getting that from either
took a lotta shots to do so in g2..
Recency bias says Giannis is the best player in the league
To be fair the only thing anyone was waiting for to say he was was postseason success. He already won 2 MVPs and a DPOY
How is Giannis more unstoppable than Curry?
Have you seen how long his fingers are
Because he just scored more points and played better defense than Curry ever did in any Finals game when everyone knew exactly what he was going to do. Giannis scored 20 points in a quarter and 30 points in a half. Only other guy to ever do that in a Fi
>Either is good enough to be the best player on a title team. How much you wanna bet this narrative will pop up again *the moment* Giannis has an early playoff exit in the coming years
Lol just cause curry didnt score more he is worse? In 2017 and 2018 finals, there were plays when the cavs left KD out of all people open and doubled curry in the finals. Does that mean curry is worse because he had lesser points? There is more to the gam
> who cares how we rank them Clearly you do lol
defense obviously but Currys offensive impact isnt something you can measure with just points scored not to say he doesnt score because hes 10th all time in playoff PPG and 6th all-time in playoff TS%
You cant shut giannis down. Giannis stops himself when he stars shooting alot
Please, stop it.... How can yall not go a single hour without this.... Can we stop doing "Ranking!!!!!!!" and just do tiers? Theyre both tier 1. So is KD.
So are Kawhi and Lebron
So is James Harden
Trust me dude. These posts are going to go way up in the offseason. You’re better just staying off here after the free agency period ends.
Youre probably right tbh.
They are two different type of players with different strengths impacting the game in different ways. Both are absolutely deadly and depending on the type of team around them, either of them can lead the team to win championships
Theyre both at the same teir so I guess it depends on your personal preference.
They are on the same tier, if someone said Giannis>Steph they arent blatantly wrong as it is very debatable. Defense matters a lot and could sway some people
2016 finals Steph was really bad. What other finals has he underperformed in? I feel like that’s just a talking point, he’s 26 6 and 6 with 1.5 steals for his career in the finals.
I wouldnt say Steph has usually underperformed- he has 3 great finals, 1 good finals, and 1 underperformance. Its perfectly fine to pick Giannis right now, he was dominant this series and he earned it.
forget the rankings and just give the players their credit. theyre ALL great
Yes. He’s as good on offensive, has similar or greater gravity in spacing the floor, and is on another planet defensively
No way you said Giannis gravity and spacing is equal to Curry
Except its true. He gets walled up and attracts the attention of all 5 players on defense
> has similar or greater gravity in spacing the floor Wait what…
Did you not see his FTs throughout the playoffs? His gravity is so strong he causes constant lane violations where players keep moving into the paint before theyre supposed to. *Thats* gravity
Id also like to add hes a much better finisher, has more rebounding value, and has similar or greater shooting than Curry
I mean he just dropped 50 to win a championship so this isnt the best time to ask
Hes not better, but hes absolutely on that same tier.
Its kinda crazy how if Giannis was the *exact same player* he is now but KDs foot was a tiny bit shorter, yall reactionary mfers would be eviscerating him rn
yes he can play defense
yes. steph is considerably better offensively, no doubt, but giannis is lightyears ahead defensively.
Yes. Elite offensive player and one of the best defenders in the league, if not the best.
Im a huge Steph stan, but I think theres an argument for Giannis if he keeps his free throws up (obviously not going to continue shooting 90%). Giannis brings next level defense while also being extremely difficult to contain. People talk about gravity o