Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry gave precedence to himself by point-blank stating he was the No. 1 point guard over legend Magic Johnson on the Gil Arena podcast.
Around the 27:33 mark of the podcast, Arena asked Curry if he was the best point guard ever, and he responded with a “yes.”
“It’s me and Magic?” the Warriors star queried. “Is that the conversation?”
Arena conceded that the stats placed Magic above Curry but expounded that Curry significantly influences the youth. The 35-year-old point guard agreed.
“I really feel like Magic’s resume is ridiculous,” Curry said. “So the fact that we’re even having that conversation, it’s a place I never thought I’d be in.”
The 35-year-old claimed No. 1 over Magic because he stated he’d always “rep himself regardless of what the stats say.
Arena posted the clip on X, and many NBA fans had mixed feelings about the point guard’s brazen statement.
I love Steph Curry and could never say a bad word about him. But some of y’all never saw Magic ball in real life and it shows.
No one will ever play the position of point guard better than Earvin Magic Johnson Jr. https://t.co/x3POp9Ukxt
— Neale (@AbeFroman) August 21, 2023
1- he’s not a PG/1, he’s a SG/2
2- he’s not better than MJ or Kobe
3- he’s a great shooter not a great player IMO pic.twitter.com/UzRZg6heHP
— Rick (@Rick13_vEGAS) August 21, 2023
1)Best conventional PG: Isaiah Thomas
2)Best athlete PG: Magic Johnson
3)Best hybrid PG: Stephen Curry
1) IT was a conventional PG and the best at it IMHO, another notable conventional PG in this convo is John Stockton.
2) Magic Johnson as a PG is an unicorn.…
— Marc J. Saint-Jour (@MarcJ2327) August 21, 2023
Steph is easily the best pg of all time but ppl won’t say it until he retires
— Bobby Foster (@_bobbyfoster) August 21, 2023
DEFINITION OF A PG
In the NBA, a point guard is one of the five traditional positions on a basketball team. The point guard is responsible for several key roles on the court:
Curry fits this perfectly 👍 pic.twitter.com/pKCvnneQo1
— The_Chosen_one👑 (@XIKingKaizenIX) August 21, 2023