On Monday morning, NBA legend Michael Jordan was a guest on NBC's morning talk show, "Today."
After he said that he still would pick Hakeem Olajuwon, Magic Johnson, Scottie Pippen and James Worthy as his four teammates to face any five-man lineup in NBA history, reporter Craig Melvin said:
"So Steph Curry shouldn't be offended when he watches this?"
Jordan's response: "I hope not. He's still a great player. Not a Hall of Famer yet, though ... he's not."
This comment set the Internet ablaze Monday night and resulted in a lot of people coming to the defense of the Warriors' superstar point guard.
On Tuesday morning, the world was delivered a gift in the form of a tweet from the aforementioned Magic Johnson:
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
Just perfect, and don't forget that Jordan owns the Charlotte Hornets -- Curry's hometown team.
In August 2017 -- four months after the Lakers received a warning from the NBA for comments made by Magic about then-Pacers forward Paul George -- the team was fined $500,000 for tampering after a conversation between general manager Rob Pelinka and Aaron Mintz, George's agent.
The Lakers received another $50,000 fine in Feb. 2018 after Magic's comments praising Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.
When Magic abruptly resigned as the Lakers' president of basketball operations in April, he mentioned that he wanted to be able to tweet and comment freely without repercussions.
It looks like he's living out his dream, and also is spot on with his take on Curry and the Hall of Fame.
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