Is Stephen Curry really better than Magic Johnson? Exploring NBA trainer’s bombshell claim

When mentioning the best Point Guards of all time, it’s hard to leave Magic Johnson out of it, with many people believing Johnson to be the best Point Guard ever. But in a recent statement by one of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry’s trainers, the 35-year-old was claimed to be the best Point Guard in NBA history.

Naturally, fans of both Magic and other top point guard spot contenders did not agree with such a statement and an online verbal war broke out. 

Curry’s trainer argues why he’s better than Magic Johnson

Brandon Payne (Curry’s trainer) backed Stephen Curry to be the best point guard while speaking to Mark Medina of Sportskeeda. Brandon pointed out some of Curry’s strengths saying, “He has a toughness that people don’t understand. He’s incredibly tough. He’s maybe the mentally toughest player the game has ever had. Because he’s such a nice guy and he’s approachable, I don’t think that toughness is conveyed a lot of the time.”

Stephen Curry

“But there is a quiet fire and chip on his shoulder and toughness that is hard to match. For him to go through a drill for 90 minutes, that was tough as hell,” he further added.

When did Curry come to the NBA?

Stephen Curry started his NBA journey with the Golden State Warriors as the seventh overall pick in the NBA draft of 2009. Curry made his debut against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 26, 2009. He quickly became a starter for the Warriors in the 2011-12 season but couldn’t continue his play owing to an ankle injury.

He returned to the court healthy in the 2012-13 season and helped the Warriors reach the NBA playoffs, a feat that they hadn’t accomplished in six years. In the 2014-15 season, Curry aided the Warriors to win their first championship since 1975, also winning the NBA MVP award that season.

He then repeated such a feat in the 2015-16 season, picking up the NBA MVP award for himself and another championship for the Warriors.


Since then, Stephen Curry has been a massive dominant force in the NBA with his play-making abilities and exceptional shooting. He has won several individual awards throughout his career to cement him as arguably the best point guard in the NBA right now.

But what do you think about Curry, is he really the best point guard ever? Is he better than Magic Johnson? Drop down in the comments section and let us know.


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