CJ McCollum reacts to Michael Jordan saying Stephen Curry isn’t a Hall of Famer yet
Portland Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum didn’t stand for Michael Jordan’s comment to TODAY’s Craig Melvin, as the Hall of Fame shooting guard noted Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was not quite yet a Hall of Famer.
Melvin and Jordan shared a drink as they caught up with Jordan’s life after basketball, prompting the Blazers guard’s response on Twitter:
MJ was loaded 🤣😂 https://t.co/28JJn6n9KL
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) October 22, 2019
Jordan has never been shy to raise the bar for those who have come after him, doing so with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and now Curry. The Chicago Bulls icon went through that same experience in his early years, when the likes of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson wouldn’t accept him as another superstar in the league, let alone a Hall of Fame talent.
Curry is 10 years deep into his NBA career and already has three NBA championships, two Most Valuable Player awards, six All-Star nods, three All-NBA First-Team mentions and two All-NBA Second-Team mentions to go with a scoring and a steals title in 2016. He has broken multiple NBA records and is on the verge of surpassing Ray Allen for the most 3-pointers made in NBA history well before he retires.
The Charlotte Hornets owner is factually correct on this, though. Many of today’s star players have a Hall of Fame-worthy resume, but have yet to be enshrined in Springfield because they aren’t eligible yet.
Stephen Curry will have plenty of more years to build an even beefier Hall of Fame case, checking even more boxes to make his case as a first-ballot nod for the famed all-time honor.