Throughout the course of NBA history, we’ve witnessed some of the single-greatest talents to ever bounce a basketball.
Making it to the league is hard enough, but standing out and reaching legend status is a whole different thing.
That’s why, as much as all fans and even players can have their own take on who’s the best at every position, someone will always disagree.
That seems to be the case with ESPN’s Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, who took offense at Stephen Curry’s comments about him being the greatest point guard of all time.
True to form, the often-controversial pundit called it blasphemy and stated that Curry simply isn’t in the same discussion (via ClutchPoints).
"That's not even close… He is not Magic Johnson. I'm sorry. He's not in the same discussion. That is blasphemy to put him in Magic Johnson's category."@MadDogUnleashed is not buying Steph Curry's claim as the best point guard ever 😳pic.twitter.com/VnVjDH8J7M
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) August 23, 2023
Of course, this is far from a surprise, considering the fact that Russo has always defended old-school basketball over today’s game.
Then again, many people could have the same opinion, and that’s not a knock on Curry.
If we talk about a traditional point guard for basketball purists, then there’s no denying that Magic would have the edge over Steph.
In terms of influence, changing the game, and overall offensive impact, then Curry would and should get the nod over the Los Angeles Lakers legend.
That’s why comparing players from different eras is so difficult and often futile.
There’s no objective criteria to determine who’s better, other than wishful thinking and subjectivity.
Maybe, it would just be better if we all agreed to disagree and start being comfortable with the fact that there could be more than just one GOAT.NEXT: Stephen A. Smith Claims Michael Jordan Offered His Take On Curry-Magic Debate