Why Steph Curry could play in Michael Jordan's era, per Magic Johnson

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Steph Curry just picked up a big endorsement.

But it's not from a company looking to sell its product.

Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson was asked by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith on Tuesday to name five current NBA players that would have been able to play during Michael Jordan's era.

"That's really easy for me," Johnson said. "We start with LeBron [James], then KD, Kevin Durant, no question, I mean, that guy can score in any era, right? And I think Steph Curry could still shoot the way he's shooting right now because I love watching Steph Curry play. And I think I would probably take Anthony Davis and the Greek Freak [Giannis Antetokounmpo]. Those guys could definitely play in the era that I was in, and other guys as well."

Considering just a week ago, former Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal claimed the Warriors of the last five years wouldn't be a contender during his era and that he would lay out Curry, Magic's words are a big deal.

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Some might argue that Curry is too small to have played in Jordan's era. But remember, Detroit Pistons great Isiah Thomas, who famously feuded with MJ, was two inches shorter and 10 pounds lighter than Curry.

Thomas was a 12-time NBA All-Star, two-time NBA champion and earned a spot in the Hall of Fame.

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And Curry is plenty tough enough to play in that era.

If Magic Johnson believes Curry could thrive in the 1980s and 1990s, then you can write it in stone. End of debate. Sorry, Shaq.

Why Steph Curry could play in Michael Jordan's era, per Magic Johnson originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area