Kendrick Perkins says James Harden is a better player than Stephen Curry
“As soon as he stepped foot into the Rockets’ franchise, he made that franchise relevant again.”
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Kendrick Perkins does not seem to respect the Warriors all that much. A frequent author of takes that imply Golden State is overrated in some way, the former journeyman center recently said the Warriors wouldn’t make his list of the top five NBA teams of all time. Perk prefers the 54 win 03-04 Detroit Pistons, among others.
His latest diatribe concerns Stephen Curry, who once mixed it up with Perkins on the Cavs bench during the 2018 NBA Finals. Perkins believes that Rockets guard James Harden is a better player than Curry, and explained why, sort of, on “First Take”.
“If I’m looking at the all-around player, the skillset, who brings more to the table, it’s James Harden,” Perkins said.
“As soon as [Harden] stepped foot into the Rockets franchise, he made that franchise relevant again. He’s a better all-around player than Steph Curry.”
While you can certainly make a case that Harden is the better player, citing that it’s because Harden changed the Rockets’ franchise is a tenuous one. The Warriors were the laughingstock of the NBA when they drafted Curry in 2009. Eleven years later, they are the league’s marquee franchise, with three titles and five NBA Finals appearances during Curry’s tenure. Not to mention the fact that Curry won back-to-back NBA MVPs during that time.
Apparently the general public isn’t in agreement with Perkins.
Who is the better player?
— First Take (@FirstTake) May 25, 2020