Steph Curry, a star with the Golden State Warriors, proclaimed himself the best point guard of all time on a recent edition of Gil’s Arena. Curry showed the legendary Los Angeles Lakers player Magic Johnson a lot of respect, but the Warriors star chose to go alone, which has been a source of controversy all summer.
When asked about Curry’s allegation during an appearance on The Zach Gelb Show on CBS Sports Radio, Magic responded with a litany of accomplishments that, in his opinion, put the matter to rest.
“If he got more than five championships, if he got more than three Finals MVPs, and three league MVPs, then he’s the greatest. If he got more than number one in assists all-time in the Finals, number two in double-doubles, number one in triple-doubles all-time in the NBA playoffs, number four in steals all-time in the in playoffs, if he got more than those numbers, then he’s the best… If he got more than all those things, he’s the best. But the last time I checked, he doesn’t.”
It was evident that Magic felt deeply about the topic of the argument despite the fact that he said everything with a smile on his face and a loud laugh at the end. Curry’s legacy is still being written, despite Magic having more professional honors than Curry. This discussion is intriguing because, while Magic’s accomplishments are clear, so is Curry’s unparalleled influence on basketball, which is coupled with his long list of honors.
While Magic’s accomplishments may currently equal more than Curry’s, there is a case to be made for both players. Both illustrious point guards have accomplishments that the other does not.