Stephen Curry backs himself over LeBron James on offense

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LeBron James is one of the most ominous attacking threats in the NBA. There are times when the four-time league MVP is simply unstoppable, and his career average 27.5 points attest to that fact.

That doesn't bother Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry one little bit though.

Confident Curry

The star point guard, speaking on 'The Dan Patrick Show' was bold enough to argue that he is a better offensive player than LeBron - even going as far as to suggest that if both players were given free reign to score at will, then he would outscore the former Miami Heat man:

"Me...It's got to be right?" explained Curry when asked the question.

With Dan Patrick himself left considering the statement, he made the point that perhaps LeBron would be classed the better scorer whilst Curry would hold the honor of the better shooter in the NBA.

Curry though was willing to fight his corner:

"I don't know cos he obviously demands a lot of attention of the floor but I like to say I can distribute and get my teammates involved and be playmaker as well.

"I'd like to say my style would help me (to score more) in that situation. I mean if I get a double team then I can hopefully shoot from further out than LeBron."

Offensive output

Stephen Curry has been one of the best three-point shooters in the league over recent seasons, shooting a league high .400% from down town and making 905 threes in the process. 

The Warriors man can also compete with LeBron James when it comes to assists for his team's offense - the latter averaging 6.9 during his NBA career in comparison to Curry's 6.7 average since making his debut in the 2009-2010 season.

Curry is coming of a career year in both stat columns however and is clearly confident that he will only improve.

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But whilst both Akron boys can be accurately described as offensive weapons, LeBron James' powerful frame has been reeking havoc across the league for over a decade now.

Having returned to the Cavaliers this offseason, James is already the franchise's all-time top points scorer and won the league's points honor in 2008.

Add to that his incredibly powerful physique and surely that puts LeBron James above Curry in terms of all-round scoring ability with the Warriors man far less effective at converting in the paint.

You can't fault Stephen Curry's confidence though and without being so self-assured it is unlikely he would have become the star he has become.

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