1. i) Is Stephen Curry better than LeBron James?
ii) If Stephen Curry switched teams would he perform just as well?
iii) Why is Stephen Curry accused of being overrated?
iv) Do the media 's negative comments about athletes effect their game play?
2. i) What makes a basketball player overrated?
ii) How is the media involved with Stephen Curry 's reputation?
iii) Do Stephen Curry 's superstar teammates effect his reputation negatively?
3. i) Is it right to assume that Stephen Curry 's “overrated” reputation is due to the media?
ii) Is it wrong for the media to be so harsh on some of the best basketball players in the world?
4. i) Should the media 's negative reports on NBA superstars be monitored?
ii) Should Stephen Curry retaliate in anyway toward the media?
iii) Should the sports media focus more on the positive aspects of athletes, rather than the negative ones?
2. Smith, Stephen. Bayless, Skip. “ESPN First Take - Who 's The Best Player In The World LeBron James Or Stephen Curry”, ESPN First Take, 19 June. 2016. Web. 26 Sept. 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_u9mr3P3GY.
This ESPN episode of First Take is a conversation between Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless about who the best player in the world is. This episode aired before game 5 of this years NBA Finals. Based on the content of this video I am going to say the main question is the conjecture questions “Who is the greatest basketball player in the world?” Stephen A. Smith answers the question right at the beginning of the video after his co-host asked him “Who is the best player in the world right now?” Smith said: “Well it would be LeBron James because he 's more complete in terms of what he 's doing on the defensive floor.” (...
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...eBron and Curry as their players.
3. After having analyzed some of the questions that have been addressed by some of my research material and having brainstormed on possible questions relevant to my issue, I have been able to come up with four questions that I would be interested in debating. First is the procedure and/or policy questions: “Should the sports media focus more on the positive aspects of athletes, rather than the negative ones?” Secondly, I 'd like to debate the quality or value question “Is it right to assume that Stephen Curry 's “overrated” reputation is due to the media?” A third question I 'd like to debate is the conjecture question “Why is Stephen Curry accused of being overrated?” Finally, the fourth question I 'd like to debate is the definition question “Is it right to assume that Stephen Curry 's “overrated” reputation is due to the media?”
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