Steph Curry May 13, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) after guard Klay Thompson (not pictured) made a three point basket against the Memphis Grizzlies in the second quarter during game six of the second round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Throughout his career, Stephen Curry has led the Golden State Warriors to four NBA Championships while making eight All-Star games, earning two MVP awards, and breaking the NBA’s all-time 3-pointer record. But apparently, that’s not enough to earn him respect from one particular EuroLeague player and NBA journeyman.

In an appearance on the Players Choice podcast, EuroLeague guard Mike James – who also had stints in the NBA with the Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Pelicans, and most recently the Brooklyn Nets last season – was quite critical of the two-time MVP, calling Curry “one-dimensional.”

“Steph, how he plays and how he gets stuff off, it’s just kinda one-dimensional at times,” James said on the podcast. “He’s not the primary ball-handler a lot, and for a point guard that kinda bothers me.”

James did not have Curry on his list of the top-five players in the NBA, instead going with Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Luka Doncic.

“I think those other five can do whatever they want to do on any team in the world right now,” Mike James said. “I just don’t know about that for Steph. It’s a little murky for Steph… If you put him in Minnesota, he would still kill, but I don’t know if it would be the same.”

This isn’t the first time James has been critical of Curry. He once suggested on Twitter that Suns guard Devin Booker was more skilled than the Golden State star.

At this point, there just doesn’t seem to be much that Curry can do to earn James’ approval.

[Players Choice, SFGate]