Former NBA star Jim Jackson believes that Steph Curry, while being great, is not the best player in the NBA and is still a step or two beyond LeBron James.
“Steph Can’t Carry A Team Like Lebron. LeBron can take a mediocre team like that Cleveland team in 2007, he got them to the Finals. Steph can’t do that. He doesn’t have that kind of game,” said Jackson.
He made the remarks on Fox Sports 1 ‘The Herd’.
“People tend to take for granted how great LeBron is in situations where his supporting cast isn’t as good,” added Jackson.
“That’s not taking anything away from Steph, he’s had a great year, but he’s not the best player.” Jackson said.
Jackson played 13 years in the NBA, appearing in 885 games (650 started), averaging 14.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 3.2 apg in 32.8 minutes of action.
Jackson spent first four seasons with Dallas, never averaging below 16 ppg. In his third season with the team he averaged career high 25.7 ppg.
In total, NBA journeyman Jackson played for 12 NBA teams – Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Portland TrailBlazers, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns and LA Lakers.
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