Michael Jordan and Steph Curry are without a doubt, two of the greatest to ever grace a basketball court. Both players are mercurial talents who have come to define their respective generations in the NBA.
Jordan came into the league in the 80s and went on to amaze everyone with his skill and overall level of play. He was so gifted as a scorer that he could obliterate opposition defenses on his own without the team helping him, and still get the win.
MJ wanted to win at all costs and would do anything everything in his power to ensure that his team walked away victorious. And while it didn't come easy, 'His Airness' was able to overcome all the hurdles in his path to win 6 NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls.
As for Steph Curry, there were doubts about his potential even before he played a game for the Warriors. Curry was an undersized guard from Davidson, who had played for 3 years in college before making the jump to the NBA.
Within a few short seasons, Curry had established himself as a superstar, winning MVPs and NBA championships with the Golden State Warriors. In fact, Curry is universally acknowledged as the greatest shooter of all time.
But as much as they've won in their careers, both players hate losing even more. In a promotional interview for the Ryder Cup, Michael Jordan and Steph Curry had a candid conversation about losing (8:55 mark).
Both players admitted that they despise losing more than they love winning, but understand the importance of losing in their respective careers.
Steph Curry: “Losing is just the worst feeling in life, at anything. Cards. Golf. Basketball. Whatever it is.”
Michael Jordan: “I hate losing. I mean, it’s not even a question. But I do respect losing, because losing is a part of winning. You’re never going to just win. You’ve got to lose to win.”
Jordan and Curry also spoke about golf, and how golf helps Jordan stay sane as a competitor. On top of that, they also discussed how important golf has become for players in the NBA, with so many picking up the sport for leisure.
Both players made winning seem like a habit, with the amount of success they've found. Between the pair, they have 9 NBA championships, 7 MVPs, and being part of two of the greatest regular-season teams in NBA history (1996 and 2016).