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Steph Curry takes high road on Michael Jordan's Hall of Fame comment

Steph Curry takes high road on Michael Jordan's Hall of Fame comment

Steph Curry could have come out guns blazing at the GOAT, but instead, the sharpshooter took the high road.

After Michael Jordan told NBC's "Today" that the Warriors star was not a Hall of Famer "yet," Curry had every right to unload on the absurd opinion. He is, after all, the greatest shooter in NBA history, a three-time NBA champion and a unanimous MVP. Instead, Curry decided to take the road less traveled nowadays -- the high one.

"I think I’m good, but then I’m never complacent," Curry told Full Size Run's Matt Welty, via Complex Sports. "I know I have more to prove to myself. When you hear a guy like that who’s the greatest of all time, it’s kind of funny. Since we’ve been on this stage, we’ve heard a lot of retired guys chiming in on this generation of basketball player and evaluating talent and saying their generation was better and all that. It’s a great conversation for the fans to get in on. I know I’m in good shape for that, but I still have a lot to prove to myself."

There's no doubt Curry would be a Hall of Famer today if he were eligible. He transformed the way the game is played and was the star on one of the best teams in NBA history, leading the Warriors on an almost unprecedented dynastic run to five straight NBA Finals. 

[RELATED: Kerr offers take on MJ's belief Steph isn't Hall of Famer]

As the Warriors transition to Chase Center, Curry faces the next task in his Hall-of-Fame career (sorry, MJ).

With Kevin Durant moving on and Klay Thompson injured, Curry will be tasked with navigating the Warriors through the treacherous Western Conference and back to the playoffs.

It's a tall task, to be sure. One fitting of a Hall of Famer.

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Michael Jordan's meme joke at Kobe Bryant tribute makes Steph Curry laugh

Michael Jordan's meme joke at Kobe Bryant tribute makes Steph Curry laugh

Michael Jordan spoke at Kobe Bryant's memorial Monday at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

And while it was an incredibly sad day, the six-time NBA champion did provide the world -- including Warriors superstar Steph Curry -- with a moment of levity during his speech.

The original "Crying Jordan" meme -- derived from a photo taken during the five-time NBA MVP's 2009 Hall of Fame induction -- hit the mainstream in 2015, and stuck around for several years.

"I told my wife I wasn't going to do this because I didn't want to see that for the next three or four years," Jordan said.

[RELATED: Why a certain compliment is Steph's favorite memory of Kobe]

RIP Kobe.

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Joe Lacob discusses who will represent Warriors at NBA Draft Lottery

Joe Lacob discusses who will represent Warriors at NBA Draft Lottery

The 2020 NBA Draft Lottery will be held on Tuesday, May 19 in Chicago.

That night, the Warriors will find out what pick they will have entering the 2020 NBA Draft. It's an extremely important event and could have huge ramifications on the organization's present and future.

So who will Golden State send to represent the franchise?

"We haven't decided that yet, but we got some interesting ideas," owner Joe Lacob said Monday morning on 95.7 The Game. "We've got some outside-the-box picks. I don't want to blow it.

"It's actually really fun. Some are four-legged animals (laughter)."

You know who is a four-legged animal and would be a perfect choice? Rocco -- Klay Thompson's English bulldog.

Send the duo if need be. The image of Klay holding Rocco and beaming from ear to ear when Golden State secures the No. 1 overall pick is a tremendous visual.

The Warriors haven't been in the lottery since 2012 (when they selected Harrison Barnes with the No. 7 overall pick). Here is who represented them over a five-year span:

-2012 = Bob Myers
-2011 = Joe Lacob
-2010 = Larry Riley
-2009 = Larry Riley
-2008 = Mitch Richmond

[RELATED: Why KD leaving Warriors for Nets made no sense to Lacob]

It would be great to be able to add: "2020 = Rocco Thompson," so let's make it happen, Mr. Lacob!

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