‘Kobe Bryant is Not on Stephen Curry’s Level’: Warriors Fans Enraged By Hot Take on Lakers Twitter

Published 09/19/2021, 2:19 AM EDT
May 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots a basket over Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) in the first half of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


The NBA debates always circle around Lakers’ LeBron James and his achievements against Michael Jordan or other former greats. No one more than former Celtic Paul Pierce would agree. But amidst the regular comparisons, the fan interest peaks when something as refreshing as Kobe Bryant vs Steph Curry comes to the floor.

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The Black Mamba always played for greatness and it’s only unfortunate that many analysts count him out of the GOAT debate. Similar with Steph Curry, the man changed the game of basketball and helped the Warriors enjoy Bulls-like dominance. So now, who gets to sit over the other in the positioning game?

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Fans took the Kobe Bryant vs Steph Curry debate very seriously

Recently, a Lakers fan account, 8TheGOAT24, which is named after Kobe Bryant jerseys, posted a tweet. It argued that the Black Mamba was a better offensive & defensive player than Steph Curry. This piqued the interest of its 9K+ followers and all hell broke loose.

While some fans agreed and called Curry a “1-trick pony”, others went against Kobe’s offense. One interesting argument courted Steph as a player who can’t do much without the help of a good screen. Is Draymond Green smiling somewhere? Maybe.

But all those comments against Curry make little sense. If the Baby Faced Assassin can exploit his opponents with art he has perfected over the decade, he rightfully will. But on the other hand, it’s also true that the Mamba was much more locked in with his defense IQ. It is like Kobe ‘Efficient’ Bryant against Stephen ‘Volume’ Curry. 

PS This does not take leadership into consideration. So if you too want to comment on the post, here it is – 

Lakers’ Black Mamba and Warriors’ Assassin head to head

Over the years, both Kobe Bryant and Steph Curry battled one another on fifteen occasions (never once in the postseason). And even as Kobe leads the tally 9-6, there have been some epic showdowns

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Remember the April 12, 2013, game when both the stars combined 81 points? The Lakers won that game 118-116 even as Curry dropped 47 points with the help of nine three-point conversions. Yet, the 88 points from KB, Pau Gasol, and Dwight Howard proved too much for the Warriors that were ahead of the hosting team in the WC rankings.

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Plus, Kobe showed his competitiveness against the Warriors when he took those two FTs even after injuring his Achilles. So it’s really difficult to say who gets to take the pole. But if you have already picked your choice, help us know in the comments below.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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