Michael Jordan Disses Stephen Curry, Says He’s Not Even Hall of Famer

Omar Guerrero
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Despite winning two MVP awards, Stephen Curry is not yet a Hall of Fame player according to all-time great Michael Jordan.

Though many consider Curry to be a lock for the Hall of Fame, the Charlotte Bobcats majority owner isn’t as confident.

During an interview with Craig Melvin on “Today,” Jordan was asked if he would like to reconsider his choices for his all-time pickup team, a select group that he chose years ago for an NBA 2K14 promotion.

The NBA legend affirmed that he would still choose Hakeem Olajuwon, Scottie Pippen, Magic Johnson and James Worthy over anybody else in league history.

“When I’m going in the trenches, I played against and with all these guys,” Jordan said. “I’m going with who I know. Every single night, their responsibility to go out there and represent greatness, every single night.”

Melvin then asked if Curry should be offended if he watches the interview.

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

As good as Curry is, a six-time All-Star and three-time NBA champion, the Golden State Warriors guard’s accomplishments so far haven’t impressed Jordan enough.

Looking at his choices, Jordan selected Olajuwon because he was arguably the best center in the game during his prime. As for Pippen, he was Jordan’s teammate for many years with the Chicago Bulls.

The fact that the 10-time scoring champion chose two Los Angeles Lakers players is a feather in the cap of the franchise. Though he was a fierce competitor of Johnson during their heyday, Jordan knows that the former Lakers star is a winner. Worthy was his teammate at the University of North Carolina and that familiarity likely played a huge part in his selection of the Hall of Fame forward.

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Omar is a former writer for King James Gospel. The very first team he rooted for was the Showtime Lakers and his favorite player back then was James Worthy. Seeing the Purple and Gold win back-to-back championships in the '80s made him a basketball junkie for life. He has witnessed and celebrated every Lakers championship since then and is now looking forward to a new era of basketball in Tinseltown led by LeBron James.