Michael Jordan raised eyebrows in the NBA world by saying Stephen Curry is ‘not a hall of famer yet’

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Michael Jordan — a six-time NBA champion and five-time MVP widely considered one of, if not the, greatest player in the history of basketball — took a jab at one of the sport’s current megastars.

In an appearance on NBC’s “Today” Monday morning, Jordan claimed that Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry is not, at this point, a lock for the Hall of Fame.

“He’s still a great player,” Jordan said. “Not a Hall of Famer yet, though.”

MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin, who was conducting the interview, laughed heartily as Jordan smiled and added: “he’s not.”


Curry — who has won two regular-season MVP awards of his own — is already almost certain to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer upon eligibility. The face of the Warriors franchise, Curry led Golden State to three championships victories in four years. And in that off-year, when the Warriors fell to LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers in a grueling seven-game series, Curry shattered the record for most three-pointers by draining 402 triples on the season.

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