We are not here to pick a fight with ESPN personality Jay Williams.
He is entitled to his opinion.
But his latest claim, that Steph Curry is not one of the top-two ball-handlers in the NBA, probably won't sit well with Warriors fans.
Respect to Steph.. but top 2 handles. No way man. All highlights are off ball screens. This is against Gobert. Show me iso plays. Kyrie, Harden, Crawford, Walker... before Steph when it comes to handles. https://t.co/rASSMgJn56— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) April 8, 2020
This prompted Twitter user @famouslos32 to put together a highlight reel of Curry's handle (make sure you watch it because it's amazing and hilarious). The video package resulted in a very simple response from Williams:
Here are a couple other tweets on the matter from the No. 2 overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft:
It is elite. I just don’t think it’s top 2 in the league. Ya’ll be extra dramatic out here these days. https://t.co/qsnuEyFYWr— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) April 8, 2020
Saying I don’t think Steph is top 2 in handles doesn’t mean “I hate Steph”. Stop it with the false narratives. Steph is the greatest shooter the game has EVER seen. PERIOD. https://t.co/TnpC6bs1UM— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) April 8, 2020
Man... we are on the same brother. You always been a real one. I am saying top 5.. you are saying top 2. That’s what makes sports great. We love this stuff. I miss this stuff man. https://t.co/WYwNNtuZdu— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) April 8, 2020
Who is the best ball-handler in the NBA according to Williams?
Yours truly agrees.
Does it matter if Steph universally is considered second best? No. Not at all.