The only player in NBA history to match James’s 2017 postseason stats—32.8 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 7.8 APG—across multiple playoff rounds was James himself in 2009. The only player in NBA Finals history to match James’s triple-double stats against Golden State—33.6 PPG, 12 RPG, 10 APG—was no one.
Kawhi. Westbrook. Curry. Harden. EDIT. Just to clarify, I put LeBron,Durant,Kawhi 1-2-3 because they're all two-way players. Westbrook is just a force of will and athleticism, Curry is the greatest shooter probably all time, and Harden is a damn good playmaker/scorer.
Stephen Curry, the NBA’s MVP a year ago, has been even more dazzling this season. He tops the NBA in scoring, averaging 31.8 points per game, up from 23.8 in 2014-2015. He led the defending champion Golden State Warriors to a 24-0 start — the best in NBA history. Curry’s team, which faces ...
A Westbrook who is the only player in the NBA to be in the top 10 of points, assists and steals per game. A Westbrook who has made a name for himself outside of Durant, outside of Harden. And, most importantly, a Westbrook who has earned the right to be considered one of the 10 best players this league has to offer.
Truth be told, Harden has never played particularly good defense—and worse, he's never really shown an interest in playing good defense—but once that YouTube video and subsequent YouTube videos started to surface, people started to ask Harden about his defense.
Watch Giannis on the right. It was so quick, most people missed what actually happened. You have to slow it down and watch carefully to notice that the Greek Freak leapt right over a flabbergasted 6'6" defender while catching the ball and stuffing it through the hoop.
Jimmy Butler is absolutely ELITE at avoiding fouling, second in the NBA last year in fewest fouls per 36 among qualified players, and 25th among 289 qualified players so far this year. This is ESPECIALLY impressive given that he also draws an incredible number of fouls.
Karl-Anthony Towns. You mentioned earlier that this topic is discussed among players. Do you think medicinal marijuana use is something a lot of players are in favor of? I think in the right context it would be beneficial. Obviously, everything in moderation. We don't have a Tylenol bottle and take six of them.