Michael Jordan texted Stephen A. that Magic Johnson is the PG over Steph Curry 👀 | First Take YouTube Video
Michael Jordan texted Stephen A. that Magic Johnson is the PG over Steph Curry 👀 | First Take YouTube Video Description
Michael Jordan texted Stephen A. that Magic Johnson is the PG over Steph Curry 👀 | First Take
Stephen A. Smith and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo debate whether Stephen Curry or Magic Johnson is the best point guard of all time.
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Michael Jordan texted Stephen A. that Magic Johnson is the PG over Steph Curry 👀 | First Take Automated Transcript By Speak
Magic Johnson is the only player who I’ve seen. There’s only two or three of them who could dominate a game at that position without putting the ball in the basket. Curry doesn’t score. He’s not a factor. Magic can go in there, take two shots and dominate a game.His rebounding, his passing, his fast break ability. Magic. He’s 68 Magic Johnson and I love Curry and we all know he’s a wonderful shooter but he is not Magic Johnson. I’m sorry, never. He’s not in the same discussion that is blasphemy to put him in Magic Johnson’s category.
Magic Johnson. Magic Johnson, you could argue as a top 34 player in the history of the National basketball association, Magic Johnson. And again, what is the definition of a point guard? You know what the definition? Bob Cozy always used to say this the great Bob Cozy. When you cross Midco, your first objective is to get a teammate, a good shot. Magic Johnson. When he crossed Midco, his first objective was to get a teammate a good shot curry in a lot of ways. His first objective is what 35 footer I can make and that’s nothing wrong with that. But that’s different than being a point guard. Magic’s job is to be a point guard. And one other thing running a fast break, it’s not even discussable curry there. Nobody and I watched this since 19 sixties. Nobody ran a fast break in the NBA at that position. Better than him and Magic. He rebounded the ball. He’s 6 to 8 at 62. He is 6 ft eight. Magic 69. You said even better. Thank you, Steve. You help my argument. It’s, listen, I love curry. Not as much as he does as we know, but there is nobody in the history of the NBA who is a better point guard and he won five championships. I had a college championship than Magic Johnson.
Ok, let me say this because we’ve made news because we had a list and I talked about Matt Steph Curry, maybe the greatest point guard ever and all of this other stuff. Ok. This is not a debate. I’m just gonna educate the viewers out there just like Doggie just did. And I’m a, I’m attributed, I’m attributed to this. I’m gonna, I’m gonna pay tribute to you, the historian that you are to your colleague at uh Mad Dog Radio, Eddie Johnson who was filling in the morning. Very good guy. Terrific NBA player throughout. I mean, he was giving lessons this morning on this very topic because he was Yeah. Yeah, he, he brought you up too. He would name you by name, but everybody knew who he’s talking about, right? And he was talking about you. And he was, like he said, because he knows his history and Magic Johnson. He said, it’s not even close to Magic Johnson’s greatest point guard in NBA history. Y’all don’t know what y’all talk about, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. And he was educating folks and uttered the word facilitator and I’ll get to that in a second. But before I do, I have to read you a text that I received this morning at 5:54 a.m. Good morning, sir.
Although greatest of anything is always a debate, I beg to differ on greatest point guard of all time with what you said, Magic Johnson is easily the best point guard of all time. Steph Curry is very close but not in front of magic. You must define point guard to really have a serious debate. Steph Curry is by far the best shooter of all time. Yes. His movement has created many shots for his teammates. He’s a career 43% 3 point shooter, but Magic Johnson invented the triple double, not true, invented but makes it more noticeable in terms of the impact on the game. It’s a point guard stat. To be honest, magic was the best we can go on, but I don’t wanna take up too much of your time. I know you get the point by the way, Magic has five NBA championships. That quote this morning at 5 45 was from Mr Michael Jeffrey Jordan. Wow, how about that? And he asked me, he asked me to read it on the air. He said, I’m not backing up for it. He said, I’m tired of this argument about Magic Johnson not being the best point guard in the history of the game. He is the best point guard in the history of basketball. And it’s from Michael Jordan having said all of that.
Here’s what I want people like you and Eddie to understand, not disagreeing with you because I get what y’all are saying when I bring up Steph Curry and I compare him to Magic Johnson. I defer to y’all when you talk in, when you talk the true definition of what a point guard is, which is a facilitator, facilitating the abilities for others around you to score. What I’m thinking about is the modern day game and the word impact. And I’m thinking about Steph Curry’s extraordinary marksmanship and his movement without the basketball and how it forces the defense to have their head on a swivel. And as a result, it facilitates others like Clay Thompson and, and Jordan Poole when he was there to do what worthy Byron Scott and others were able to do statistically for the loss, Angel, the Lakers while Magic Johnson was a point guard. So Eddie Johnson, if you’re listening, you’re absolutely right. Mad dog Russo, you’re absolutely right. If you’re leaning on the true definition of a point guard, there is only one and it is Irvin Magic Johnson, but I’m thinking impact the impact that you have an offense. Yes.
Steph Curry is really running around looking for the ball, but the offense evolves around him. He’s listed as a point guard. The offense evolves around him is just half the time the ball ends up in his hands. He shoots about 93 pointers. A game. Eddie Johnson was pointing out this one had a great deal, Ellis, he only shot like one or two. If Dale Ellis shot, not a game, he might have been just as good as Steph Curry. So Eddie Johnson was given an education and anybody who was listening should learn and what you just said nothing to dispute, but the way the game is now and the kind of impact Steph Curry has what I’m saying is I can make an argument that in terms of on an offense, Steph Curry has had just as significant of an impact as magic based on.
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