Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry do not have similar game tapes.
Jordan was a high-flying acrobat who eventually developed a lethal midrange jumper and deadly post game. Meanwhile, Curry is a gunner whose proficiency from the perimeter helped revolutionize the NBA and the way front offices construct their rosters.
However, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said there are similarities in terms of the reactions they inspire in others watching them play.
In an appearance on 95.7 The Game, Kerr claimed that both Jordan and Curry have the ability to to leave fans in “awe” of their spectacular talents (h/t Dalton Johnson of NBC Sports Bay Area via Yahoo Sports):
“It's a little bit like — people ask me, ‘What was it like to play with Michael Jordan?' Well, every night was a show,” the Warriors tactician said. “That was the biggest thing with Michael. Every single night you just were in awe of what you were watching. And because of that, I never really thought of one moment with Michael Jordan. That's kind of how I feel with Steph.
“He's had so many big games for us, so many big shots, but there's not really one that stands out.”
Kerr does seem to capture how generations of fans feel about these two all-time greats.
Jordan had a certain artistry about his game, particularly when he was in the air. Yet, Curry also boasts this level of artistry, with one of the best handles in basketball and a penchant for moving without the basketball to create his own shot.
Moreover, Curry does have one of those “Where were you?” shots to his name, that being his absurd game-winner for the Warriors against the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2016.
Despite the difference in styles, both Jordan and Curry appeal to basketball fans as transcendent stars.