Stephen A. Smith shared a text message he allegedly received from Michael Jordan on the Steph Curry vs. Magic Johnson controversy on an episode of ESPN’s First Take.
“Magic Johnson is easily the best point guard of all time,” Stephen A. Smith said Jordan wrote. “Steph Curry is very close, but not in front of Magic. You must define ‘point guard’ to really have a serious debate. Steph Curry is by far the best shooter of all-time… but Magic Johnson invented the triple-double. Not true invented, but makes it more noticeable in terms of the impact on the game. It’s a point guard stat, to be honest. Magic was the best… By the way, Magic has five NBA championships.”
Since Curry declared himself the greatest point guard of all time during an appearance on Gil’s Arena, this topic has been hotly contested. Curry went with himself while still conceding that the conversation is between him and Magic even though he was not intentionally trying to start this argument.
Johnson led the Los Angeles Lakers to five championships during his playing career, while Curry has guided the Golden State Warriors to four. Perhaps more people would see Curry as the best point guard of all time if he were to tie Magic in terms of rings. It’s still a hot topic of conversation right now.