NBA legend and TNT analyst Charles Barkley recently claimed that Brooklyn Nets star James Harden is not only better than Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, but also a better offensive player than Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was.
Charles Barkley says James Harden is the best player in the world right now and the greatest offensive player we’ve ever seen from a guard standpoint.
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“Right now, no disrespect to LeBron or Giannis [Antetokounmpo] or anybody,” Barkley said on ESPN’s “Get Up” with Mike Greenberg. “James Harden might be the best basketball player in the world. Period.”
Barkley clearly loves Harden’s offensive prowess, but he may be going a little far by claiming that he may be better than James, Jordan or Bryant.
All three of those players have multiple championship rings on their resumes, and Harden has yet to win one.
The Nets and Harden will look to win a title this season, but there is a chance they may have to beat James and the Lakers in the NBA Finals to do it.