Steph Curry Says He Could Beat Michael Jordan If The Game Was On The Line
Yes, the Golden State Warriors are the reigning NBA champs and 22-0 this season, but there will be many people who look at Steph Curry‘s recent comments to ESPN’s Sam Alipour and scream “PUMP YOUR BRAKES, YOUNG MAN!”
In terms of who would come out on top, Chicago or Golden State, Curry was quick to hedge — “It’s hard to compare the teams,” “it’s an impossible debate,” “we want to keep getting better” — but in terms of who would best the other, him or Jordan, in the contest’s final moments, Curry was just as quick to provide the play-by-play of how exactly he would beat No. 23.
“Right to left, step back. I knock it down,” Curry said, referencing a move he executes and a jumper he hits virtually every night these days.
That’s a striking prediction when you remember that Jordan has been considered untouchable for about two decades now. But Curry went even further, questioning even Jordan’s seemingly innate ownership of the title of Greatest Of All Time.
“It’s a high mountain to climb, but I’m pretty motivated to take on the challenge,” he told Alipour. “Whatever that means, however you got on that mountain, why not try to climb it? … Why else would I be playing [if not to try to top Jordan]?”
“You want to be the best you can be. And if the best you can be is better than him, then why not?” he added.
What do you think? Is Steph feelin’ himself a lil’ too much, or does he have the goods to pay it off?
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