NBA legends rarely, if ever, forget when they have been slighted.
So, when Steph Curry sat down with Michael Jordan last month at the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, you might have been thinking about MJ's infamous 2019 quote when he said on "Today" with Craig Melvin that the Warriors star wasn't a Hall of Famer yet.
Well, Curry was, and he admitted it was the first thing he asked Jordan about in the interview.
“That was the first question, and they just edited it out,” Curry jokingly told The Athletic's David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson III on the "Hoops, Adjacent" podcast. “He said ‘first-ballot, Hall of Fame, no problem.'”
Glad to see His Airness finally came around.
Curry enjoyed his time with Jordan, and learned some things from their conversations as Team USA took Team Europe to the woodshed.
"One, I'm not alone in being a psychopath about golf," Curry said two weeks ago at Warriors Media Day. "I do know that. He might have me beat for sure. But just that competitive spirit never dies. The same killer instinct he had as a player and in business has translated into his presence around like a Ryder Cup team and some of the captains and players and stories that he can tell from being to the last 11 Ryder Cups.
"That spirit that made him who he is while playing basketball permeates everything in life. That's such a cool concept. You have to find balance, but it's an encouraging kind of take on how he lives his life in that respect. Because he gives everything he does his all and he wants to win everything. It's not just talk. It's how he lives."
Jordan might want to win everything, but he took an L over his Curry's Hall of Fame comments. Even the GOAT loses every now and again.