Stephen Curry Backed to Replace Larry Bird in NBA All-time Top 10 Leaving Michael Jordan Rival Enraged

Published 05/27/2022, 11:30 AM EDT

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It is quite tough to judge the top ten NBA players of all time. There are players who mastered the game, players who changed the game, and players who had a huge impact on the game. Accolades are one way to judge a player’s eligibility of entering the top ten discussions. While stats and influence on the game can be another.

There is also a difference in the eras of the game. The 80s to 90s basketball is way different from today’s game. Though in the end, accolades contribute the most to someone’s greatness. Likewise, Reggie Miller listed his top ten players of all time.

Miller gets furious as Patrick replaces Bird with Stephen Curry in his all-time list


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Stephen Curry and the Warriors recently came out of the West to play their 6th Finals in the last 8 years. On the Dan Patrick Show, Reggie Miller listed his all-time top ten players. He added MJ, Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Shaq, Kobe, Duncan, Magic, and LeBron as his obvious 8. For the last two, Miller had to ponder around some of the old Lakers players.

Miller then reminded Patrick of Stephen Curry’s probable future achievements. Reggie said, “Here’s a guy who will have won four, two-time league MVP… one-time Finals MVP and the distinction of the greatest and there’s no debate, the greatest shooter of all time. I’ve got to say he would be in that discussion of it… of the top ten.”


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It may be that Steph will only be a part of the discussion if he achieves these accolades in the near future. Though Dan felt that Curry could replace Larry Bird. Patrick said, “I think Bird might be expendable.” Miller was furious after hearing this and said, “Have you been watching Winning Time? Are you kidding me?”

Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal are the default players on Reggie’s list


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In Miller’s top ten list, he said that there are players that cannot be ever replaced. Reggie included Magic, Bird, Jordan, Bill Russell, Duncan, Shaq, and Kobe as the permanent players on the list. These 7 players are definitely iconic athletes that have ever lived and have inspired millions of young players.

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Michael Jordan‘s 6 rings, Magic and Bird’s rivalry, Shaq and Kobe’s duo, and Russell and Duncan’s greatness will forever be a legend in the history books. Reggie has selected 7 solid players on his all-time list.


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It is to notice that LeBron James is not a default on Miller’s top ten, but he is a part of it. Who would you add to your all-time top ten list? Do let us know in the comments.



Balraj Singh Babrah

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Balraj Singh Babrah is an NBA writer with EssentiallySports. He has been an NBA fan since 2016, and watching Curry shoot from distance inspired him to play basketball. Additionally, he loves analyzing and predicting games based on stats.

Edited By: Arunaditya Aima