Stephen Curry left LeBron James off his all-time starting-five list

Stephen Curry names his controversial all-time starting five and snubs favorites like LeBron James and Tim Duncan.

Stephen Curry names his controversial all-time starting five and subs favourites like LeBron James and Tim Duncan. Image credit: Twitter/ESPN Stats
By Shrey Gupta | Dec 13, 2022 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Making all-time starting five lists and LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan debates are probably the favorite past times of an NBA analyst. While Stephen Curry does not p[ay heed to such lists and controversies, he recently Gave his own starting five lists, and for some reason, he left his good friend and long-time competitor Lebron James from that list. Lebron James is en route to becoming the highest-scoring NBA player of all time. While slime calls Lebron James the greatest of all time, some leave him out of the top 10 list altogether. Stephen Curry put Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Dirk Nowitzki, Stephen Curry, and Shaquille O’Neal.

Skip Bayless, and Shannon Sharpe debated his picks on their podcast UNDISPUTED: Skip and Shannon. Skip Bayless believed that the greatest of all time, Michael Jordan is universally part of any list. He went on to suggest that, unlike Stephen Curry, Magic is the true point guard and untouchable like MJ. He agreed to Curry’s selection with Shaquille O’Neal, and instead of Dirk Nowitzki, Bayless went with Larry Bird. Shannon’s list was identical, but it featured LeBron James as the Small forward.

Stephen Curry names his all-time starting five

Stephen Curry created an all-time starting five that might go 82-0. Leaving LeBron James off was not out of spite since the two share a great off-court relationship. According to Skip, It is due to jealousy and negativity that stems from back in the day. Shannon disregarded this since LeBron wants to play with Stephen Curry quite eagerly, and the two featured with each other in successive All-Star games. When it comes to the starting five, Stephen Curry believed in making the team with better spacing.

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Stephen Curry said,” “I’m at PG, I’m going with Magic [Johnson], we’ll play hybrid guards,” Curry told SI. “You got [Michael] Jordan, you got Dirk [Nowitzki] spacing the floor, shooting the ball, and you got the big man, the Diesel [Shaquille O’Neal], holding it down. So, that’s a solid lineup, I think.” Steph won four rings in eight years. He has won two NBA MVPs, an All-time three-point record, and multiple ESPY’s NBA player of the year and Sports Illustrated athlete of the Year. Curry has won an All-Star game MVP and the first-ever Magic Johnson Western Conference Finals MVP, and a Bill Russell Finals MVP. He definitely belongs up there with the greats.

Skip and Shannon debate if Curry snubbed LeBron James and Tim Duncan

Having Dirk Nowitzki in any lineup would be a blessing. However, would Dirk start over players like LeBron James, Tim Duncan, and Kevin durant? Trivial as this is, I can’t imagine LeBron doesn’t take it as a slight. LeBron is undoubtedly one of the greatest players ever and would start over any player at the small forward spot. Tim Duncan has won five NBA titles and is the only player to win NBA championships in three decades. While the debate is never-ending, Stephen Curry does have a solid starting lineup.

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