Stephen Curry is a three-time NBA champion and a two-time league MVP. Curry, on the other hand, is "not a Hall of Famer yet." So claimed NBA superstar Michael Jordan in an interview with Craig Melvin on NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday.
Curry made the comment while responding to a question about whether or not he would like to be considered for the Basketball Hall of Fame. "Right now, no," said the Golden State Warriors point guard. "But I wouldn't mind getting that call someday."
Curry has been a force on and off the court since being picked first overall by the Warriors in 2009. Last season, he led the team to its first championship in 49 years with an incredible 3-1 series win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
He has also become one of the biggest names in sports marketing with his own signature shoe line as well as apparel and accessories. In 2014, Forbes estimated his net worth at $20 million.
Curry has won two awards from the National Basketball Association: The Stephen Curry Award given to the league's best player as voted by his peers and the Kia Most Valuable Player Award. He has also received five All-NBA selections and four All-Star Game appearances.
Three titles in the NBA Curry is a seven-time NBA All-Star who has twice been voted NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) and has won three NBA titles with the Warriors. He became the first player to score 100 points in a game when he did so against the Charlotte Hornets on April 16, 2019.
Curry's 3-year contract with Golden State expires after this season. He could become a free agent after that.
In addition to his MVP awards, Curry has won an Olympic gold medal with the United States national basketball team and two regular season MVP trophies.
Curry has also been named the Kia NBA Rookie of the Year award winner after winning the title in his first year with the Warriors. He received 10 of 12 possible votes from members of the media who selected him over De'Aaron Fox and Luka Doncic.
Curry finished second in the voting for the 2016 NBA Rookie of the Year award behind only Donald Trump Jr. who took home the prize.
He is one of just four players in NBA history to score at least 30 points in each of the opening games of a season (the other three are Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant).
Wardell Stephen Curry II was born on March 14, 1988, in Akron, Ohio, United States. Curry is a Golden State Warriors professional basketball player who was the first person in NBA history to be named Most Valuable Player by unanimous vote. He was the NBA team's captain in 2014-15, 2016-17, and 2017-18.
He debuted on October 27, 2015, against the Los Angeles Clippers after being acquired by the Warriors from the Seattle SuperSonics in a three-team trade involving the Oklahoma City Thunder. In his first game for the Warriors, he had 35 points 3 rebounds and 9 assists in a 121-117 win over the Clippers. He became only the second rookie in NBA history to post triple digits in scoring (Ray Allen, 2001) and the first since Michael Jordan in 1989 to do so as a starter (Jordan was injured).
Curry also set records for highest-scoring game by a Warrior and fastest player to reach 1000 points, doing so in just 45 minutes. He finished with 51 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 assists in that game.
After one season with the Warriors, where he made all-league teams and was voted MVP by his teammates, Curry opted not to re-sign with the team and instead signed with the Portland Trail Blazers, his hometown team, on July 4, 2016. He helped them reach the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years, but they were defeated by the Toronto Raptors in seven games.
He is credited with changing the game of basketball by motivating teams to use the three-point shot on a regular basis. Curry is a seven-time NBA All-Star who has twice been voted NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) and has won three NBA titles with the Warriors. He also has two Olympic gold medals from 2018.
Curry played high school basketball in Charlotte, North Carolina before moving home to attend Davidson College. After one season, he decided to forgo his final year to enter the 2005 NBA draft where he was selected second overall by the Golden State Warriors. He is currently the longest-tenured player on their roster and plays an important role in their success during the regular season.
After inking a new contract with the Warriors in 2016, Curry announced that he would be leaving Oakland to join the Washington Wizards after the 2017-18 season. However, he returned to the Warriors a few months later. As a result, he has not played a full season since 2009-10 when he averaged 27.8 points per game for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On April 2, 2019, just over a month into the 2019 NBA season, Curry became the first player in NBA history to score at least 30 points in each of his team's games during his debut season with another 30-point effort against the Denver Nuggets. He is expected to be a major force for the Warriors this season as they look to defend their title.
NBA analyst Ben Simmons said that Stephen Curry is the greatest offensive player of all time, surpassing Michael Jordan. Curry recently surpassed Wilt Chamberlain as the Warriors' all-time best scorer with 53 points against the Denver Nuggets.
Curry's influence on the game is undeniable, and he has been one of the most efficient scorers in NBA history. He has averaged 28.5 points per game over his career, which is second only to Michael Jordan's 31.4 points per game. In addition to being one of the best scorers of all time, Curry has also demonstrated an ability to create his own offense, making him a complete player.
Curry was born on January 4th 1979 in Portland, Oregon. He is an American basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He debuted on April 16th 2005, when he scored 51 points against the Seattle Supersonics. At the time, this was at the time recorded as the highest scoring debut in NBA history. Since then, several players have broken this record, but it is still considered one of the greatest performances in NBA history.
Over his career, Curry has received many awards including four MVP trophies, three Finals MVPs, and one Triple Double (29 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists).
No, Curry is not the best Warrior of all time, despite having two MVPs, two championships, and three finals appearances. Al Attles, who spent his whole 11-year career with the Phillies, is my favorite "warrior." He played on four World Series teams and was a part of two Philadelphia miracles: Jim Bunning's perfect game in 1960 and Chris Berman's call of Game 7 of 2001's ALCS.
The best Warrior is probably Stephen Jackson, who played eight seasons with the Warriors and Clippers. He averaged 20 points per game during his tenure in Golden State and made the All-Star team five times.
Curry is only the second most successful Warrior behind Andrew Bogut, who had a very short career due to health issues. Bogut played just 52 games over two seasons with the Warriors before moving to Australia to play for the Dallas Mavericks. He was then drafted first by the Milwaukee Bucks and decided to stay in Australia; he has since become one of the best center defenders in the NBA.
Bogut's absence has helped Curry win more awards and make more headlines than ever before. He has won two MVPs, has been on the cover of Sports Illustrated twice, and has even appeared in a Coca-Cola ad once.
However, none of this will matter when the Warriors retire Bogut's number 15 later this year.