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Magic Johnson: ‘No way’ Stephen Curry better than Isiah Thomas

All-time best lists don’t go unnoticed, especially if they’re on the internet for all to see. And when ESPN.com posted its top-10 all-time point guards list on Wednesday, Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson took offense with the order and placement of fellow Hall of Famer and Detroit Pistons legend Isiah Thomas.

The list, featuring Johnson as the top-ranked point guard of all time, has the NBA’s all-time assists leader and Utah Jazz great John Stockton ranked third, and current Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry ranked fourth ahead of Thomas, who sits fifth. Johnson rattled off a series of tweets in disagreement with the list.

It seems a little premature to be putting Curry up there with legends at the position, especially when he’s just 27 years old and still has a lot of basketball left in him. But the expert panel who helped create the list called Curry “the best shooter ever” and “too good for the sport’s own good.”

There’s no denying Curry will be among the best point guards some day, but it just seems odd to put him above a player that made 12 All-star teams, won two championships and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

Curry still has some catching up to do with Thomas, but with his game and a ridiculously good Warriors team backing him, he should get there.

Marcelo Villa

About Marcelo Villa

Marcelo is an associate editor at The Sports Daily, and has covered the San Diego Chargers for Bleacher Report. He also writes for Sportsdirect Inc.

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