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.”
—TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 21, 2019
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.