During a recent interview with Craig Melvin for Today, Jordan was asked what NBA players he’d select to join his team in a pick-up game, and he named Scottie Pippen, Magic Johnson, Hakeem Olajuwon and James Worthy.
When asked if Curry should be offended for not having been selected, MJ replied: “I hope not. He’s still a great player. Not a Hall of Famer yet, though,” Jordan laughed. “He’s not.”
Many sports/Curry fans took to social media to make clear that they 100% disagree with Jordan about the three-time NBA champion of the Golden State Warriors.
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“He’s still a great player. Not a hall of famer yet, though.”
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 22, 2019
Magic Johnson even chimed in on Twitter, joking: “Everyone relax. We know Steph Curry is a future Hall of Famer…Michael Jordan couldn’t say it because he would get fined by the league,” he wrote.
Curry addressed Jordan’s comments while speaking with Sole Collector, and agreed that he still has to put in work before achieving Hall of Fame status.
“I think I’m good, but then I’m never complacent … I know I have more to prove to myself,” he said, Complex reports. “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 players and evaluating talent and saying their generation was better and all that.”
“It’s a great conversation for the fans to get in on,” Curry added. “I know I’m in good shape for that, but I still have a lot to prove to myself.”
Meanwhile, Warriors coach Steve Kerr had this to say about Jordan’s comments: “I think Michael has his own version of the Hall of Fame,” Kerr told reporters (via PEOPLE). “It’s in his own head … whatever that is, then that’s what it is.”