Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors recently stirred up a conversation when he named his all-time top 5 NBA players.
Debating top fives is something that occurs all the time. Whether it be music or sports, picking a top five of anything can stir up plenty of conversation. When the Golden State Warriors superstar, Stephen Curry, picked his all-time NBA top five, the conversation quickly began.
Curry was asked to give his list during his Facebook live show titled “Stephen vs The Game”. It doesn’t seem like his list was in any particular order, but, Curry rattled off Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal and Magic Johnson as his five greatest to ever play the game.
To most people, the names Curry chose shouldn’t be too big of a surprise. In 2019, it is blasphemous to leave off the likes of Jordan and James. Curry of all people should understand how great James is as he faced him in all four of his NBA Finals appearances.
Where the list gets a little muddy is his selections of Shaq and Wilt. These two centers are obviously legendary in their own rights, but there is plenty of argument to be had between players such as Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabar and Hakeem Olajuwon. Either one of these big men could have stolen a spot on the list.
Then, of course, Magic Johnson is deserving off a spot as well. Magic is the greatest point guard of all-time in many people’s eyes and is one of the league’s most famous icons.
Moving forward in Curry’s career, it will be interesting to see if he manages to get his name into the top five conversations. Today’s generation is already pushing for Curry to be considered the best point guard of all-time and it might only take a few more championships before his resume is too strong to be denied.
What do you think of Curry’s list? Do you think Curry could potentially crack the all-time list? Let us know in the comments.