"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."
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.
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.
"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.
Everyone relax. We know Steph Curry is a future Hall of Famer...Michael Jordan couldn't say it because he would get fined by the league.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) October 22, 2019
While with the Lakers, Johnson was fined $50,000 by the NBA in 2018 for violating the league's anti-tampering rule for saying young star Giannis Antetokounmpo would someday lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a championship.