NBA Top Five Point Guards Ever

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Article written by Dylan McGuire Devine (5/31/21)

1)Stephen Curry
Teams played for : Golden State Warriors

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One and two was a real tossup for me. I’ve been saying for the past few years that when Stephen Curry retires, he will surpass Magic Johnson as the greatest PG of all-time. After the way he has played this season, my opinion has changed. I personally believe he has surpassed Johnson as the number one PG ever. Curry has had an MVP caliber season. He led the league in PPG (32.0) while also averaging 5.5 RPG and 5.8 APG. The Warriors this season were a team that everyone expected to be mediocre due to pretty much being in a rebuild phase while also missing Klay Thompson. They finished the regular season with a record of 38-34 which has them at the eight seed. Without Curry, there is no chance they would have made the playoffs. In his 12th season in the NBA some of his accolades are being a three time NBA champion, two time league MVP, seven time all-star, three time all-NBA first team, and a two time NBA scoring champion. After the way he has played this season, it looks like Curry isn’t slowing down anytime soon. We truly are witnessing greatness.

2)Magic Johnson
Teams played for : Los Angeles Lakers

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I know, I know. Magic may have the more storied and accomplished legacy CURRENTLY, but I’m putting him at two because I believe Curry’s legacy will at some point surpass Magic’s. Magic finished his career with five NBA titles, three finals MVP’s, twelve all-star appearances, ten all-NBA selections. His stats and accomplishments are undeniable. Johnson was also a guy that could play the 1-5 and play any position. If he’s not at the number one spot, I definitely have to have him at two. I don’t think anyone will ever match Magic’s vision and athleticism.

3)Oscar Robertson
Teams played for : Milwaukee Bucks, Cincinnati Royals

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Not much needs to be said on this one. The man averaged a triple double for almost six seasons straight. Before we had Russell Westbrook, there was Oscar Robertson. He finished his career averaging 25.7 PPG, 9.5 APG, and 4.8 RPG. He was the standard for the PG position before Magic Johnson arrived.

4)Chris Paul
Teams played for : New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Phoenix Suns

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This may be a hot take putting CP3 at number four all time, but he has continuously proved he makes everyone around him better and every team he plays on better. He simply is the perfect example of a classic PG. He has proven to be able to pick apart any defense he goes against. This season was his 15th in the league and he has had plenty accomplishments over these past 15 years. Rookie of the year, one time league MVP, 11 time all-star, nine time all-NBA, six time steal champion, four time assist champion. He is averaging 18.3 PPG, 4.5 RPG, and 9.4 APG on his career.

5)Jerry West
Teams played for : Los Angeles Lakers

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I don’t have much to say on this one as I haven’t seen much of West’s play, but I know he is top five for sure. 27.0 PPG, 6.7 APG, 5.8 RPG over his career, his stats are undeniable. He was an all-star every season of his career (14 seasons), a 12-time All-NBA selection, five-time All-Defense, one time NBA Champion and was the only Finals MVP to come from a losing team in 1969.

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