Today, Steph Curry is widely recognized as one of the greatest players in basketball history. Considering his amazing shooting ability, and illustrious resume, his career in the NBA has been nothing short of extraordinary so far and will stand the test of time.
If you ask anyone, he's an easy shoo-in for the Hall of Fame and it's hard to imagine a world where anybody says otherwise.
Interestingly, though, Michael Jeffrey Jordan once denied that Steph was a Hall of Fame player, which sparked some pretty heavy debate at the time.
Jordan was asked by Melvin if he would amend the list of players he said would be unbeatable in a pickup game in a promotion for NBA 2K14 back in 2013. At the time, Jordan picked Hakeem Olajuwon, Magic Johnson, Scottie Pippen, and James Worthy. The NBA legend said that he wouldn't change the lineup even though six years had passed since he made the list. "When I'm going in the trenches, I played against and with all these guys. I'm going with who I know," Jordan said.
Melvin replied: "So, Steph Curry shouldn't be offended when he watches this."
And then Jordan said this of the Golden State Warriors star and three-time NBA champion: "I hope not. He's still a great player. Not a Hall of Famer yet though."
Those comments were made almost two years ago, but it's apparently something Curry has been thinking about this whole time.
In a recent chat during the Ryder Cup, the two legends apparently discussed Steph's Hall of Fame status, to which Jordan changed his tune.
Marcus Thompson: “So, did you ask him if you are a Hall of Famer now?”
“The first question, I just blurted it out,” said the Warriors star. “and he said, ‘First-ballot Hall of Fame, no problem.’ That’s verbatim what he said.”
David Aldridge: “But did you ask him if he likes you now more than he likes Russ?”
“No, we didn’t get into that one though.”
It's a short but that doesn't get into too much detail, but it's pretty funny that Steph asked him about a comment that dates back almost two years.
It's also good to know that Jordan recognizes greatness when he sees it. Because, as a 7x All-Star, 7x All-NBA player, 2x MVP, and 3x Champion, there shouldn't be any doubts that Curry is will be a Hall of Famer one day.