Video: Stephen Curry names his all-time starting 5
The Golden State Warriors star was quick to dart his first three players, but had to think long and hard about his frontcourt additions.
“Magic [Johnson], Michael [Jordan], Larry [Bird], uhhh … oooh … wait … Shaq,” said Curry. “Let me make sure I got my positions: Magic [at] PG, Michael [at] shooting guard, Larry [at] small forward, and power forward? … Tim Duncan.”
Steph Curry gives his All-Time starting 5: Magic, Larry Bird, MJ, Shaq & Tim Duncan pic.twitter.com/rzHYjeVROf
— Chris Montano (@gswchris) January 23, 2020
Curry seems to have used a mix of the greatest players of his father’s era, the ’80s, and the best he watched growing up in the ’90s, including two of the most dominant frontcourt players in Shaquille O’Neal and Tim Duncan.
Magic, Jordan, and Bird formed the holy trinity of the ’80s as three of the most recognizable faces in basketball from that era.
Curry refused to name himself at the point guard position, urging Barnes to ask him again once he’s done with his NBA career — a smart way to not draw attention to himself.
The game boasts plenty of other capable superstars like Isiah Thomas, Pete Maravich, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and many others who have retired from the game, but Curry’s lineup could easily give any other its share of problems if they faced against one another in their prime.
Recently, Allen Iverson named Stephen Curry among his top five players of all time, something the Warriors star said he cherishes, even saving the video of it on his smartphone.