The 'GOAT' debate is something fans in every sport argue over. Be it soccer, football, or basketball, fans always like to make a case for why they think a certain player is the 'GOAT' while another one should not be considered for the same. While the reality is that the greats are separated by the finest of margins and personal preference and biases play a huge role in making such lists. This was on display as Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry was recently asked to name his dream team. It is safe to say that fans did not take well to his selection.
Stephen Curry Makes His Five-Star Pick
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Curry was asked to pick his dream team. He said, "Oh so I am on the team? so it is a dream four. I am at PG, I am going with Magic (Johnson) we will play hybrid guard. you got Jordan, you got Dirk (Nowitzki) spacing the floor shooting the ball and you got the big man, the diesel holding it down. So, that is a solid lineup I think."
Curry Makes a Controversial Pick
Needless to say, any 'GOAT' list will not be free of controversy. Curry's picks had fans fuming as it left out the likes of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James among others in favor of Dirk Nowitzki. Many fans believe that the four-time NBA champion is jealous of LeBron James.
Fans React to Stephen Curry’s Starting 5
Needless to say, fans had a lot to say on this list. Here are some of the best fan reactions to the same.
One fan said, "OH NO!!! CURRY didn't put Lebron!!! or anyone else currently still playing in the NBA including his own teammates!!! I CANT BELIEVE THAT?!"
Skip Bayless commented, "Steph Curry does not include LeBron James in his all-time starting 5."
A fan pointed out, "Steph Curry has a LeBron jersey hanging in his bedroom at his childhood home btw."
"SOMEBODY PLEASE FIND THE LEBRON GAME THIS YEAR WHERE HE PUT UP A STAT LINE LIKE CURRY LAST NIGHT CAUSE I CANT FIND IT LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"- commented a fan.
Stephen Curry in 2022
This season has not been the best for the Golden State Warriors, Curry and his men have a record of 13 wins and 13 losses, 26 games into the season. On an individual level, Curry has averaged 30.6 points per game (5th in the league).