Steph Curry can 'absolutely' be on Mt. Rushmore if he keeps this pace —Whitlock | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

  • Published: 22 May 2019
  • Jason Whitlock and Marcellus Wiley discuss Stephen Curry vs. LeBron James on today's show. Hear why Whitlock compare Stephen Curry to Tom Brady and points to, not just statistics but winning, as the reason Steph's legacy could surpass LeBron if he continues at this pace.

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    Steph Curry can 'absolutely' be on Mt. Rushmore if he keeps this pace —Whitlock | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

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  • Speak For Yourself
    Speak For Yourself   4 months back

    Will Steph have a greater legacy than LeBron?

  • Kalecgos the spellweaver
    Kalecgos the spellweaver  3 months back

    tbh, if we're talking about legacy i'd rather have the title of revolutionizing the game than lebron's 30k pts, 10k rebound 10k assit all time stats.

    • King Dre
      King Dre  3 months back

      Funny how he can make a argument for GSWs getting another piece if KD leaves but notice.... he doesn't make any case of the Lakers getting another piece. Man people have to stop being blind, hate does exist!!! This dude does not like Lebron, now look AD came and KD is definitely leaving. Perkins was right, this is disrespectful at the upmost. Curry good, but not Rushmore great!!!

      • King Napoleon
        King Napoleon  3 months back

        This era of basketball (NBA) is soft, put MJ in this era... Let that sizzle in your spirit for a moment.

        • zkWHAT
          zkWHAT  4 months back

          "Ok, we've heard some good points, now LeBron's former teammate will chime in with no bias whatsoever"

          • APE like
            APE like  4 months back

            That "buff James Harden" dude talks like an 8th grader kid. Hahahaha! Now I remember him. Oh! Maybe not. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! Shaqtin a fool runner up.

            • Tori Temple
              Tori Temple  4 months back

              LeBron is compared to Jordan not Steph. This is standard Whitlock disrespect. When you have to mention his name everyday on your show for ratings. Try replacing Lebrons name for Steph and the conversations get real boring.

              • Tori Temple
                Tori Temple  1 months back

                @BG Nedjo Let me mic drop this real quick. Michael Jordan as a basketball player is a hero to Lebron James. FACT. He said he should be on the Mt Rushmore not the only player on the mountain. LeBron James is from a project called The Bottom. He has become one of the top 5 greatest basketball players of all time. He is a role model as a husband and a father. He lifts ups friends, loved ones, and disenfranchised kids. Kareem is the greatest basketball player ever. 6 - 0 in the Finals is a made up stat to make Jordan look better. He is 6 - 15 in the Finals. There is 1 Champion at the end of EVERY season. Not just the seasons Jordan played in the Finals.

              • BG Nedjo
                BG Nedjo  1 months back

                No, the media wants LeBron to be as good as Jordan and he is not. LeBron has as many loses in the Finals as Jordan has wins that's nonsense

            • Jadet T
              Jadet T  4 months back

              Let's get real Lebron is a better player, BUT Steph will have the better overall career.

              • Daniel Leinart
                Daniel Leinart  4 months back

                This show is a joke lol

                • Austin Allen Green
                  Austin Allen Green  4 months back

                  Nobody said anything about Steph’s travel? It was called. Also the bench and stadium went nuts. But aight.

                  • Harun Hasib
                    Harun Hasib  4 months back

                    It's pretty safe to say that Steph has made his team who they are, outside of KD coming in. He is the reason that Klay Thompson & Draymond could shine. The same way LeBron makes his teammates better and receives all the credit for it, I think Steph should receive the same

                    • Noah Caucasus
                      Noah Caucasus  4 months back

                      Steph Curry had better impact on game, he is a true team player.

                      • Tom Gray
                        Tom Gray  4 months back

                        9:43 is the most sarcastic laugh I have ever heard lmfaooo

                        • Grady Rothbaum
                          Grady Rothbaum  4 months back

                          40 years from now, the dude that changed the way the game is played, will be remembered more highly then the guy that had amazing physical gifts and basketball IQ. They seem to not understand what the word legacy implies.

                          • George L
                            George L  4 months back

                            Lebron's legacy is fine. He has 4 MVPs and brought a ring to Cleveland, a city that had been in a drought for half a century. When it's all over, he will finish 2nd in points, and top 5 in assists. No other player in the history of the game has done that.

                        • CW Johnson
                          CW Johnson  4 months back

                          This man continues to break records and you still deny him his greatness he does not fit your idea because he is not a physical Goliath
                          Bruce Lee was a small person who change Marshall Arts Fovever
                          How many big men would run up on him none

                          • Kevin James
                            Kevin James  4 months back

                            Kendrick I rate you bro but this isn't your calling.

                            • d c
                              d c  4 months back

                              steph curry is not in the top 20 all time. steph has never carried a team

                              • Cameron Belanger
                                Cameron Belanger  4 months back

                                @d c Right... And he's performed very well in 3 out of the 4... Was the best player I'm 1. Was tied for the best player in 1. And was injured in 1. That's my point. That's all. He's performed over and over when the lights are the brightest.

                              • d c
                                d c  4 months back


                              • d c
                                d c  4 months back

                                @Cameron Belanger . CURRY IS A LEGEND. I HAVE HIM AS THE 24 BEST PLAYER OF ALL TIME

                              • Cameron Belanger
                                Cameron Belanger  4 months back

                                @d c Also, Curry gets double teamed more than any player in the history of basketball. Literally. Against Houston, when he had the ball, he was double teamed more than 60% of the time. So defensive schemes are meant for Curry, and Curry only. He is the most important player on the Warriors, because with literally every other starter injured, Curry's win % is about 80%. Without Curry, they don't make it to the Finals. Without KD, the Warriors win 6 games straight, beat the Rockets, and sweep the Blazers. As well as Curry averaging over 33 points a game with KD out, shooting 47% and 43% from 3.

                              • Cameron Belanger
                                Cameron Belanger  4 months back

                                @d c And yes, LeBron is great. But when you are the system, your stats tend to be higher than anyone else's. You know what else he led in? Time with the ball. He also led in turnovers, and in the fourth quarters, he disappeared. What he did was legendary, yes, but he was playing in a system that benefits only him. K Love still performed all playoffs, and really, so did JR up until the Finals.

                            • Caleb Shivrattan
                              Caleb Shivrattan  4 months back

                              This was actually a really good discussion!!!!!

                              • kadeem ruddock
                                kadeem ruddock  4 months back

                                “CLEVELAND! THIS IS FOR YOU!!” Enough said.

                                • MACTOKI707
                                  MACTOKI707  4 months back

                                  Curry is better then bron, bron cannot do what steph does .

                                  • MACTOKI707
                                    MACTOKI707  4 months back

                                    @George L as i agree with you ,i dont think you can compare era's .. jordan is in a class of his own. Steph migh be great this era if he 3peats and gets finals mvp

                                  • George L
                                    George L  4 months back

                                    Championship rings are great, but don't underestimate the value of a Regular Season MVP. If Curry is able to receive more, that would put him in Jordan category, maybe even surpass Jordan. The problem is, as long as Durant is on the Warriors, Curry will never win a Regular Season MVP. @MACTOKI707

                                  • MACTOKI707
                                    MACTOKI707  4 months back

                                    @George L correction,i meant 2 regular season mvp's, but again curry has revolutionized the game with the 3 point shot and is about to have another championship ring in which i believe he will get finals mvp this year

                                  • George L
                                    George L  4 months back

                                    He has 0 Finals MVP's. What are you talking about? @MACTOKI707

                                  • MACTOKI707
                                    MACTOKI707  4 months back

                                    @George L curry has 2 mvp finals and hes about to have more championship rings , more arsenal of shots in his game , bron hasnt changed the shooting game like steph. I could go on and on

                                • poshao0325
                                  poshao0325  4 months back

                                  That guy has a strong bias...maybe he really jealous curry...

                                  • Gage Collins
                                    Gage Collins  4 months back

                                    LeBron played with Kyrie, love, Wade,Bosch,and allen. LeBron now begging for help to just make it to the playoffs.

                                    Curry played with kd,Klay,and Draymond.

                                    Curry definitely has a bigger impact on the game than LeBron. He will also surpass LeBron. LeBron his going to fall into the wilt issue where they have tons of individual achievements but were overall a disappointment in how many chips they failed to bring home

                                    • Gage Collins
                                      Gage Collins  4 months back

                                      Curry actually had the number 1 jersey sale

                                      • Shane Gates
                                        Shane Gates  4 months back

                                        Lebron is trash Steph changed the game

                                        • David Lopez
                                          David Lopez  4 months back

                                          LeBron James is a more complete player lebron is consistent on defense and offense but steph has no defense he is an offensive player that always shoot so u can’t stop his shooting but om the other hand lebron can basically do everything on defense and offense.

                                          • Andrew Todd
                                            Andrew Todd  4 months back

                                            Steph Curry has put his name in this question already, and has played much fewer seasons and is younger. That says it all right there.

                                            • Om
                                              Om  4 months back

                                              Curry is 5 inches shorter than the average player, doesn't have a long wingspan, doesn't heave huge hangs etc.. Curry is p4p the goat.

                                              • Joe Brooks
                                                Joe Brooks  4 months back

                                                you see man here said you can put lebron on the bulls and they playoff contenders, but you clearly can't put him on the lakers, build the entire 2019 lakers around him and he doesn't even make eighth?

                                                • Mason Friedberg
                                                  Mason Friedberg  4 months back

                                                  Kendrick just mad cause he can't count how many teams he's tossed with against the dubs

                                                  • Bobby Smith
                                                    Bobby Smith  4 months back

                                                    Just think about it. One of Curry’s titles was when Irving and love where both out. Imagine if lebron beat golden with green an klay both out in 2015. People would say the ring doesn’t count. People already try to say the ring doesn’t count because green missed one game.

                                                    • TheJaybrone
                                                      TheJaybrone  4 months back

                                                      Steph Curry has fundamentally changed the way the game is played in ways no player has since Kareem.

                                                      • 박준수
                                                        박준수  4 months back

                                                        Perkins being biased in favor of LeBron.

                                                        • Kevin Mendoza
                                                          Kevin Mendoza  4 months back

                                                          Of course bron is a great player . Only hater would say otherwise but if ur telling me put steph on the Lakers and bron GS of course GS wins a ring but oml steph Fixs the whole lakers organization . I bet the young players start shooting better and players like Brandon Ingram & Lonzo take huge leaps bc steph does not demand the ball and the spacing on the floor would be better . He would create a championship culture

                                                          • IRON SHARPENS IRON
                                                            IRON SHARPENS IRON  4 months back

                                                            How is dribling and then wildly shooting a near half court three not ISO ball. It's worse it's globetrotter iso ball.

                                                            Steph is a ISO player that can also play off ball because of his shooting ability. Klay can only play off ball so the warriors have to play the way that they play they have no choice. These comparisons need to stop. The warriors play to their strength.

                                                            • Ryder Sonthestorm
                                                              Ryder Sonthestorm  4 months back

                                                              Track Relay is such a poor comparison to basketball. Greatness comes in so many different forms while in sprinting it comes down to speed alone. Magic Johnson is great but not in the same way that Michael Jordan or Kareem Abdul Jabbar are great. If Curry's warriors win 6+ championships, he's absolutely better than LeBron. He had everything he needed, including finals appearances and teammates to have 6+ championships by now but he routinely comes up short. Also, the Warriors are built around Steph Curry, we've seen what this dynasty-for-the-ages team can do without him, and it isnt much. But they can sweep motherfuckers without KD. Its Steph brothers, hes the key to a dynasty that may eventually eclipse Jordan's bulls.

                                                              • Error Report
                                                                Error Report  4 months back

                                                                Why y’all set Steph up for this? 🤦‍♀️

                                                                • tom cam
                                                                  tom cam  4 months back

                                                                  Perkins: put Lberon on other teams and they will be contender and playoff team.
                                                                  lmao. where he at now?

                                                                  • AJay Kamble
                                                                    AJay Kamble  4 months back

                                                                    At times it feels like people just want to hate Steph...and it has nothing to do with Basketball 😭

                                                                    • cjsligo Jones
                                                                      cjsligo Jones  4 months back

                                                                      LeBron is a LOSER in the finals...that's all that matters.

                                                                      • Hollis Vaughn
                                                                        Hollis Vaughn  4 months back

                                                                        2 weeks ago.. Everybody said Curry was exposed n the playoffs! Hes not scoring shooting well!! How did he win the MVP ?! Now after beating two weak teams lol he's greater than bron?? Lmfao Make Up Ur Mind!!!!!

                                                                        • trev2x
                                                                          trev2x  4 months back

                                                                          If curry wins 5 rings ... another MVP and a finals MVP... it won’t be a debate. Idc

                                                                          • George L
                                                                            George L  4 months back

                                                                            He won't get the recognition if KD stays there. Curry needs to do it on his own.

                                                                        • Rezzy 1
                                                                          Rezzy 1  4 months back

                                                                          absolutely. why? if you take steph off the warriors the don’t win 1 championship. he has mvps, all star appearances, and continues to break records from a skills standpoint. he’s a floor general, lethal scorer, rebounder, and most clutch player we’ve seen since probably MJ. better put some respect on the boy name man.

                                                                          • George L
                                                                            George L  4 months back

                                                                            Here's the problem with your statement. If you remove Steph, the Warriors are still a competitive team. If you remove Lebron, the team ends up in the lottery draft.

                                                                        • bayr
                                                                          bayr  4 months back

                                                                          They think Steph only won those rings cuz he had a super team. Lebron never won a ring without a super team. Yall just trippin’. Steph is better than both Lebron and KD. Hopefully, he will prove that next year without KD. Giannis and Kawhi might become better than all of ‘em tho

                                                                          • hakim burton
                                                                            hakim burton  4 months back

                                                                            KP BIG FACTS

                                                                            • The Chameleon
                                                                              The Chameleon  4 months back

                                                                              Curry has much more of an impact than Lebron has. If curry wins two more chips and one more mvp

                                                                              • Benjamin Krake
                                                                                Benjamin Krake  4 months back

                                                                                "Team success"

                                                                                Yeah. Look at how good the team does when he doesn't play compared to how they play when he does.

                                                                                Even with KD they win 30% fewer games. Steph with no Klay, Draymond, or KD still manages a +14 offense.

                                                                                • Dee Jay Cato
                                                                                  Dee Jay Cato  4 months back

                                                                                  Honestly even without KD, the Warriors would still be in this spot. They are still a great team. Steph would still be a great player with even more spotlight due to KD’s absence. Great debate but Steph could possibly do this even without a superstar coming along to play with him and from here on, who in that position wouldn’t want to play along his side? They are simply fine with who they have(Klay, Green, Andre, Livingston, and a developing bench behind them.)