Essay about The Basketball Players Of The Best Basketball Player

1474 Words Mar 25th, 2016 6 Pages
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is where the best basketball players from around the world have a chance to showcase their skills and play against the best of the best. With it, comes the never-ending debate of who is the best player in the NBA. Past players like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Lebron James have been considered the best basketball players in their respective era. In an article titled, “Stephen Curry has Replaced Lebron James as the Best Basketball Player in the World”, Cork Gaines, a sports editor from Business Insider, discusses how Stephen Curry has replaced Lebron James as the current best basketball player in the NBA. The article is written for readers who are basketball fans because the editor uses many basketball terms like off-ball defense, dish, and layup. In order for the readers to understand what characteristics the best basketball player has, Gaines provides his own definition of one in his article. Gaines states that Stephen Curry, “became the perfect basketball weapon, a force who can’t be guarded and can be stopped only if he stops himself” (Gaines, 2015). Although this statement sounds exaggerated in a sense that nobody is “perfect” or “a force who can’t be guarded”, Gaines convinced his readers that Stephen Curry is the best basketball player in the NBA by using a combination of logical reasoning, emotional appeal, and an appeal to a credible source of a basketball player’s opinion to evoke a sense of awe and amazement towards…

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