Johnson is a contender for that lofty title, but the biggest takeaway from Monday night's discussion came from a joke Riley told about possibly executing a trade with Johnson.
"Nowadays if you can't shoot a three, you're a liability on the floor", Green said before the Warriors practiced Tuesday to get ready for Game 3 tonight. I never understand why people try to compare eras and say this team could've beaten this team, or could've beaten that team, or this player was better than that player. "I think I sound stupid because that's how all of it be sounding to me".
Magic: "We gon" win.
According to Riley, "the greatest player of all time" is none other than Magic.
Green said if he let himself get into the who's better debate, he could say no one could keep up with the Warriors.
"But they've never ran up against somebody like us".
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Much has been made about the argument of who is the greatest player in the history of basketball, with Michael Jordan and LeBron James being the focuses of the conversation. I'm telling you, whoever is going to dog me, I'm going to be wearing them down. I talk to them. But in the same sense, I don't think they were as fast as we are. I mean, same mold.
Now the Warriors are an unprecedented 14-0 in the playoffs and winning by an average of 16.9 points per game.
Magic spoke at length on the top while guesting on ESPN's First Take a year ago.
That's the beauty of comparing teams from across decades - there are no right and wrong answers, only opinions born out of clouds of memory mixed with contemporary prejudice.
But Green said they're not consumed with 16-0 like they were with the regular-season mark for wins a year ago.