Three-time NBA Champion. Two-time MVP. Six-time All-NBA. Six-time All-Star. Scoring champion. And the best pure shooter the game has ever seen, a player whose style helped revolutionize the way the game is played. A player idolized and imitated by youth on blacktop courts around the globe.
Even if he quit the sport today and walked away, Stephen Curry is a lock first-ballot Hall of Famer…
Unless you ask Michael Jordan.
Jordan just did a few interviews around the opening of a medical clinic he paid for in Charlotte to help the underserved, and Hoops & Brews caught this gem in Jordan’s interview on NBC’s The Today Show (the key part is at the 3:40 mark). There is context, but still….
Yes, he is.
Technically Curry can’t be let into the club until five years after he retires, and at age 31 he’s got a few more good years in him — including this one, where he could have an MVP-level season. However, in practical terms, he is in. It’s not close. Done deal. Move along, nothing to see here.
It’s good the NBA games are starting because we need things to talk about other than this silliness.