Cam Newton: ‘LeBron Is Best Player In The World, Curry Plays On Best Team In The World’

2016 NBA Finals - Game Three

When the NFL & the NBA collide.

Golden State Warriors PG Stephen Curry is a huge Panthers fan, as he showed this past NFL season when he cheered the team on during their undefeated season, which ultimately lead to a Super Bowl appearance.

While interviewing with ESPN’s David Newton, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton said he believes Curry is the best player on the best team in the world, but Cleveland Cavs superstar LeBron James is the NBA’s best overall player.

“A person asked me, ‘Well, is Steph Curry the best basketball player on the planet?'” Newton said. “I said, ‘No.’ I said, ‘Steph Curry is the best basketball player on the best team on the planet.’

“I still think LeBron is (the best player). He’s 6-7, athletic, can do anything on the court. But LeBron is not on the best team. Going back to what I was saying, the power of team will always be better than the power of skill.”

Cam Newton is absolutely right. Curry, who has yet to break 20 points in these Finals, can struggle and his team will always have a shot of winning a game. LeBron almost has to record a triple-double for his team to have a shot to win a game. He doesn’t have the option to struggle and count on his teammates to have his back.


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