Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley Say Steph Curry is the ‘Best Player in the League’

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, and guard Stephen Curry celebrate next to Oklahoma City Thunder forward Luguentz Dort during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Thursday, May 6, 2021. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry keyed another late-season win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night, and subsequently drew high praise from TNT’s “Inside the NBA” crew.

After dropping 34 points and propelling his team back into the Western Conference’s No. 8 seed, Curry was called the “best player in the league” by Shaquille O’Neal, who argued for Curry to win his third career MVP award. O’Neal made this argument over the dissent of one Charles Barkley.

“MVP,” O’Neal said repeatedly as soon as Warriors post-game highlights started playing.

“Now you’re talking stupid again,” Barkley replied. “He’s not going to win MVP.”

“I never said he was going to win,” O’Neal clarified.

Barkley then made a separate argument about how the “only two” MVP candidates are Nikola Jokic and Chris Paul because Joel Embiid missed too many games, but eventually refocused on the Warriors game for an opinion he and O’Neal could agree on.

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SOURCE: SF Gate, Eric Ting

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