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Yes, Magic Johnson did play point guard, not forward, for the majority of his career.
However, that wasn't always the case, seeing as though Norm Nixon was the Los Angeles Lakers' point guard during Magic's first four seasons.
And also, even when he was the point guard, Magic still occasionally shifted to play other positions.
After all, who can forget his filling in for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at center during the 1980 NBA Finals.
But perhaps most important is the fact that he was, simply, a point guard in a forward's body, which should in and of itself make him a point forward.
So after qualifying him for contention as a point forward, little argument is need to show that he was the best.
With an average of 11.2 assists per game during his 13-year career, Magic leads the NBA by a long shot.
What's more, his career assist total ranks fourth all-time.
And when one factors in that he stands 6'8", weighed 220 pounds and was a 12-time All-Star, five-time NBA champion and three-time MVP, it's clear that Magic was the best point forward ever.