Kendrick Perkins believes Houston Rockets star James Harden is a better player than Golden State Warriors super star Stephen Curry.
The retired NBA player now analyst who is known for his controversial takes on any topic was not afraid to make the bold claim that his former teammate, James Harden is a better player than Stephen Curry.
The one-time NBA champions while giving his take on ESPN first take on who is the better player between the two said he’ll pick James Harden over Stephen Curry.
‘James Harden is a better all round player than Stephen Curry,’ said the former Cleveland, Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder center.
‘As soon as he stepped foot into the Rockets’ franchise, he made that franchise relevant again.’
Going by his argument of James Harden making the Rocket better, the highest the Rockets with James Harden has achieved is a Western Conference final lost to Steph Curry’s Golden State Warriors.
But since Stephen Curry was drafted by Warriors through last season, Golden State won 505 regular-season games.
The Warriors averaged 50.5 regular-season wins over that span, broke the regular-season wins record, went to the playoffs in seven straight seasons, made five straight NBA Finals and won three titles.
Prior to that decade of dominance, the Warriors averaged 31.9 regular-season wins from 1999 through the 2008-09 season and made the playoffs once.
Individually, Curry has won two MVP awards and was the first unanimous MVP in NBA history for his 2015-16 season.
Harden clearly took Houston to new heights after the Oklahoma City Thunder traded him to the Rockets in October 2012. He also has been knocked out of the playoffs by Curry and the Warriors four times.
While Steph can wiggle three championship rings, Harden only can turn to spreadsheets and excuses as he still searches for his first championship.
Who to you is the better player?