Kyrie Irving is an extremely talented ball-handler, and many could argue that he is the most skilled point guard in the NBA. Basketball trainer Dorian Lee has stated his stance on the matter, saying that he believed Stephen Curry is more skilled than Kyrie.
Lee honored an invite to episode 6 of the Truth Podcast to discuss basketball with Jermaine Barnes and NBA Buzz owner Mikey Domagala. 57 minutes into the podcast, Lee went on to counter Mike James' tweet that insinuated that the only thing Steph does better than Kyrie is to shoot the ball.
After talking about Curry's prowess in the catch-and-shoot and his ability to pull up even with defenders on his hip, he went on to drop the hammer:
"Here's the key, Steph and Kyrie aren't that far off on the ball. Steph's skill level off the ball is Reggie Miller, Ray Allen. He's Nash, Isiah, and Kyrie on the ball in the same body. You're telling me the only thing Steph can do better than Kyrie is shoot?"
Barnes concurred with Lee, saying he knew Steph was the best player after he returned from that hand injury and shot lights out in the 2020-21 season.
"After last year with the broken hand, and this year was the first time I had to stop and say, 'he might be the best player in the world.'"
Lee went on to address arguments that he might be a better player than MJ and was not having it.
"There's no way that I would ever pick Steph over MJ," he said. Because you don't have to construct a team quite the same way. You have to have a team constructed for Steph in a way. He's got to have another shooter that spaces it."
Nonetheless, Lee commends Steph's skill level and overall IQ of the game. He ended by saying Steph is more of a team player, looking to play for the team while Kyrie more often than not plays for himself.
Lee is one of the best skill coaches in basketball, who own Basketball 101. He trains kids and has been the personal trainer to some of the best NBA players, one of which is Evan Fournier.
It was an informative podcast as they discussed several topics ranging from the NBA rule change, how he started his training career, and the top 3 skilled players in the NBA today.
Stephen Curry has been exceptional so far in the 2021-22 NBA season, averaging 27.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists while shooting 38.5% from beyond the arc on 13 attempts per game.
We are yet to see Kyrie feature in a game for the Brooklyn Nets because of New York's covid-19 mandate. Uncle Drew is standing his ground on not taking the shot and will miss the entire 2021-22 season if things remain the same. However, there is a chance he might feature in the 2022 NBA All-Star game.