Colin Cowherd: “After yesterday’s 50-point game it’s time to have an adult conversation. You are looking at – not Magic Johnson, STEPH CURRY as the greatest point guard ever. It takes a few of these moments. Steph and Magic, neither were great defenders, but at 35 Steph has a long way to go and Magic retired at 31. The three-point shot is here and for the next 100 years of basketball. I’m going to take that over Magic Johnson’s innumerable assists. The game has changed. Steph has evolved and changed the game. He used to give you a playoff clunker once every three or four games but you don’t get those now. Golden State has holes in this roster and he fills all of them. He’s very much Jordan and ‘The Heatles’, and he fills the holes. Steph reduced De’Aaron Fox to looking insignificant. Magic Johnson was 6’8” and handled the ball, we’d never seen that but now 7-footers handle the ball. That doesn’t feel as historically relevant or jarring. This is a shooter’s game and it will be for the rest of time, and Steph is aging beautifully. Whether it’s a decoy, his movement, his skills, his ball handling, I’m going to take those points over Magic’s assists. Magic was never a great shooter. Neither is a great defender, but Curry at 35 looks like he’s got 4-5 years left to dominate playoff series. Steph Curry’s tempo, pace, movement, skill, ball handling, and shooting is 1 of 1. I thought yesterday was the clincher, we our looking at the greatest point guard ever. He can beat you so many ways. We’ve done ’30 for 30’s' romanticizing Knicks and Pacers playoff games where they scored in the high-70s and low-80s, that’s no longer the game. It’s not about not liking Magic, it’s about loving Steph, and how he fits the game of basketball for the last ten years and on. THAT is the greatest point guard who has ever played the game for a variety of reasons.” (Full Segment Above)
Watch Colin Cowherd explain why he thinks Steph Curry’s 50-point Game 7 performance in the Golden State Warriors' series-clinching victory over the Sacramento Kings cements Steph as the greatest point guard in NBA history.
Check out the segment above as Colin details why he believes Steph has now supplanted Magic Johnson in the all-time rankings.
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