Stephen Curry reacts to Michael Jordan’s Hall of Fame shade
Michael Jordan offered up an arguably surprising hot take during a recent interview when he stated his opinion that Stephen Curry has yet to establish himself as a Hall of Fame player.
Countless NBA insiders, pundits and players unsurprisingly reacted to MJ’s shade in an unfavorable manner. Curry, however, had not issued a response or reaction until relaying his thoughts on the situation to Full Size Run‘s Matt Welty during an exclusive interview for Sole Collector.
“I think I’m good, but then I’m never complacent,” Curry said, via Complex. “I know I have more to prove to myself. When you hear a guy like that who’s the greatest of all time, it’s kind of funny. Since we’ve been on this stage, we’ve heard a lot of retired guys chiming in on this generation of basketball player and evaluating talent and saying their generation was better and all that. It’s a great conversation for the fans to get in on. I know I’m in good shape for that, but I still have a lot to prove to myself.”
Jordan inspired all the fuss during a recent interview with Craig Melvin of NBC’s “TODAY” show. When asked who would land on his dream five-man pickup team, the subject of Curry’s credentials was broached.
"He's still a great player. Not a hall of famer yet, though."— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 22, 2019
Michael Jordan doesn't think Steph Curry is set for the Hall of Fame just yet. (via @TODAYshow) pic.twitter.com/IBMXyUk18O
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who was once Jordan’s teammate, not surprisingly was asked this week about his pal’s slight of Curry.
Steve Kerr on Michael Jordan saying Steph Curry isn’t a Hall of Famer (yet).— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) October 22, 2019
“I think Michael has his own version of the Hall of Fame. It’s in his own head, whatever that is, then that’s what it is.” pic.twitter.com/f96zudHONx
Fair enough, and most importantly, Curry seems to put as much stock in MJ’s opinion as his head coach.