Most NBA fans will agree that Magic Johnson is the greatest point guard in basketball history.
The Los Angeles Lakers legend holds the record for the highest assists per game average (11.19), and some believe he could’ve been the league’s all-time leader in assists if he didn’t cut his career short.
Johnson was a unique playmaker, a point guard in a forward’s body, and a guy who could fit the basketball into tight gaps and spaces in ways no other player ever could.
Nonetheless, some around the league believe that there’s one guy who could take him down as the greatest PG in this game’s history, and that’s Stephen Curry.
At least, that’s how sports analyst Colin Cowherd seems to feel.
Following another majestic performance by the four-time NBA champion, Cowherd claimed that Steph has a chance to supplant the Lakers legend.
He claims that the game of basketball has changed so much and is so more oriented toward shooting, meaning people could look back to Steph as the best player in that position.
Stephen Curry can supplant Magic Johnson as the greatest point guard ever. @ColinCowherd explains… pic.twitter.com/IdIQvyiHdk
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 29, 2023
Of course, some of his doubters have always knocked on Curry for not being a pass-first kind of point guard, and there’s no way to state that he’s a traditional point guard.
But Curry’s playmaking and handles have always been elite, regardless of if he’s not always setting the table for the rest of his teammates.
This will be an interesting debate once it’s all said and done, but if someone can take down Magic, it’s definitely Curry.NEXT: Fans React To What Shannon Sharpe Said About Warriors' Title Chances