AceShowbiz - Michael Jordan has recently gotten a lot of people talking over a comment that he made about Stephen Curry (II) and Hall of Famer title. The veteran athlete made the claims in an interview with Craig Melvin that aired in the Tuesday, October 22 episode of "Today".
During the interview, Michael was reminded about the time when he said that he would choose Hakeem Olajuwon, Magic Johnson, Scottie Pippen and James Worthy as his teammates in a pickup team. When asked whether or not he would pick them again, Michael said, "I'm going with who I know." This prompted Craig to ask, "So Steph Curry shouldn't be offended when he watches this?"
In response to this, the NBA legend said, "I hope not. He's still a great player. Not a Hall of Famer yet, though."
His answer successfully became a hot topic among social media users, with people voicing their disagreements. "Love MJ, but he is wrong on this one. Curry revolutionized basketball and is clearly the greatest shooter of all times. Curry has all the personal hardware/accolades. If Curry retires today, he is a first ballot Ho'Fer," one said. "That's ridiculous. What does Michael Jordan know about basketball anyways," another wrote.
Stephen himself has responded to the comment, assuring that he doesn't have any hard feelings about it. Taking to Full Size Run's Matt Welty, he said, "I know I have more to prove to myself. When you hear a guy like that who's the greatest of all time, it's kind of funny. Since we've been on this stage, we've heard a lot of retired guys chiming in on this generation of basketball player and evaluating talent and saying their generation was better and all that."
He continued, "It's a great conversation for the fans to get in on. I know I'm in good shape for that, but I still have a lot to prove myself."