Barkley: LeBron, Kawhi are Better All-Around players than Curry; Klay Guards The Best PG’s Every Night’
You should know by now that Charles Barkley tells it like it is with no filter and he spares no feelings whatsoever. Few days ago, Stephen Curry won his second consecutive MVP award, also first ever unanimous MVP in league history.
That is still not enough for TNT analyst Charles Barkley to believe that Curry is the top player in the league today. Barkley was a guest on ESPN’s Russillo and Kanell on Friday, and he spoke candidly about who he things are the best all-around players in the league.
“Steve Nash won two MVP’s, and Shaq is pissed every time it comes up because he knows he was the best player,” Barkley said. “LeBron and Kawhi Leonard are, to me, the two best players in the world. Steph Curry is the best offensive player in the world.”
He also gave praise to Warriors SG Klay Thompson while stating what Curry doesn’t do:
“Klay Thompson always guards the best guard. That’s not a knock,” Barkley said. “Larry Bird wasn’t a great defender, Magic Johnson wasn’t a great defender. But they’re still probably two of the 10 greatest players ever. Steph is amazing, and that’s not hating on him. If people actually watched the Warriors play, they do know that Klay Thompson guards the best point guard every night.”