In the NBA, players are often categorized into different groups based on the level of talent they have and the success of their team. I really believe there is a real difference in stars across the league. Who IS a superstar, and who isn’t?
These are the traits that describe an NBA superstar:
All around play – Can the player do just about everything on the court at a level better than other players?
Clutch – Does the player fall apart in the big moments, or rise to help his team?
Team play – Can this player make his team better or does he stop his team from succeeding?
Consistency – Can this player survive all 82 games a season playing at a high rate? Will he do his part in 99% of the games he plays to help his team win?
Healthy – Is this player playing a lot of games for their team, or are they often out for injury?
I will categorize some of the top players in the league into groups I believe they fit in.
*Note Kawhi Leonard and Gordon Hayward will be excluded from this list since they’ve played so little this season* (the order players are in within the category is completely random)
A level of his own
– LeBron James
Competing for the best
– James Harden
– Kevin Durant
– Stephen Curry
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