Some social media users asked to get a puff of whatever powerful, mind-altering contraband Michael Jordan must be smoking these days after having the audacity to claim that NBA superstar Steph Curry is not qualified to be in the Hall of Fame.
Jordan, universally considered the greatest NBA player of all time, told Craig Melvin on “The Today Show” that Curry is “not a Hall of Famer yet,” and it immediately sent Twitter into a tailspin.
Jordan was asked if he felt that Curry would be offended, and he said he hoped not, and then added that he’s a great player, but not a Hall of Famer yet.
Jordan was smiling during his answer, but many fans took it as throwing shade at the six-time NBA all-star. A herd of Curry fans stampeded on Twitter to decry Jordan’s alleged blasphemy.
The ferocity of the blowback Jordan got was so intense that fellow NBA legend Magic Johnson tried to toss some water on this four-alarm social media blaze. Johnson said everyone said Curry is a future Hall of Famer, but Jordan cannot say that because the NBA would fine him.
There were fans who agreed with Jordan. One wrote that Curry could possibly be a Hall of Famer one day, but he is not even close to being one of the ten best players of all time. Another fan noted that the only thing Curry can do is shoot.
Curry is a two-time league MVP and he has led the Warriors to three NBA championships and five title appearances. To most everyone, those credentials are more than sufficient to secure a future statue in Springfield, Mass., home of the NBA Hall of Fame.
What do you make of MJ’s comments? And do you buy the excuse that the other MJ, Magic Johnson, gave to cover for his friend?
— Timothy larren (@timothylarren) October 22, 2019
— Jonathan Kowal (@JonathanKowal1) October 22, 2019
— Sports Revelation (@SportsThought84) October 22, 2019
— Dog and Deuce (@DogAndDeuce) October 22, 2019
#stephcurry not a Hall of Famer?
Please, he could blow his knee off with a firecracker and still have a better career than quite a few HOF already.
— 7poundbagdotcom (@7poundbagdotcom) October 22, 2019