Michael Jordan says he doesn’t believe Stephen Curry is a Hall of Famer, ‘yet’

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If Stephen Curry needed any extra motivation, he has some, courtesy of Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan.

“He’s still a great player,” Jordan told NBC’s “Today” on Monday after saying that the Golden State Warriors star wouldn’t be included on his dream five-man pick-up team. “Not a Hall of Famer yet, though. He’s not.”

Jordan said he’d stick with Hakeem Olajuwon, Scottie Pippen, Magic Johnson and James Worthy as his teammates on his fantasy starting five.

Curry has quite the résumé after 10 NBA seasons. He is a two-time league MVP — including the first unanimous selection — and has won three championships with the Warriors. In addition, Curry is a six-time All-Star selection, has won a scoring title, twice led the league in steals and is a three-time first-team All-NBA selection as well as an All-Rookie team pick.8

His career mark of 23.5 points per game ranks 25th in NBA history, and he ranks third with 2,483 3-pointers after leading the league in that category for five consecutive seasons from 2012-13 through 2016-17.

Jordan, who won six NBA titles, five MVP awards, six Finals MVP awards and was a 14-time All-Star, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.
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“I think Michael has his own version of the Hall of Fame,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said with a smile after Tuesday’s practice. “It’s in his own head — so whatever that is, that’s what it is.”

Kerr was a teammate of Jordan’s with the Bulls, winning three consecutive NBA titles from 1996-1998.

Johnson, the Hall of Famer and former Los Angeles Lakers executive, tweeted out his thoughts on Jordan’s statement.