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Friday, July 10, 2020

Stephen Curry calls out Michael Jordan for being a ‘hater’

Stephen Curry

Michael Jordan made headlines recently when he said Stephen Curry has not earned a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame with his current body of work, and the Golden State Warriors star obviously took note.

During a recent interview with the “Full Size Run” show for sneaker magazine Sole Collector, Curry was asked if he has ever autographed a pair of shoes and sent them to a hater. The two-time NBA MVP said he has not done that yet, but he joked that he “might have to send some to MJ.”

Jordan has said in the past that the four teammates he would take if he could form his ideal starting five would be Magic Johnson, Hakeem Olajuwon, James Worthy and Scottie Pippen. He was asked during an appearance on “Today” recently if that still stands, and NBC’s Craig Melvin brought up Curry. Jordan called Curry a “great player” but said he is not a Hall of Famer just yet.

While the opinion of arguably the greatest NBA player of all time is certainly noteworthy, most people disagree with Jordan. Curry has already won three championships, made six All-Star teams and been named league MVP twice. He’s also the greatest shooter in basketball history and has revolutionized the way the game is played. He would not have to play another minute to earn a spot in the Hall of Fame.

Of course, Jordan has a history of trying to knock great players down a peg. That could be his way of trying to motivate them, or it might be a means of preserving his own legacy against any potential threat to the throne.

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