Steve Kerr While Comparing Stephen Curry to Michael Jordan: “Michael and Steph Share That Quality Where People Are Literally Buying a Ticket to See Them Play, Because They Know How Special Those Two Guys Are.”

Published 12/15/2021, 11:21 PM EST
Dec 14, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) hugs his father Dell Curry (left) after breaking the record for most career three point baskets made during the first half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports


It remains an undisputed fact that Stephen Curry has pioneered the three-point revolution in the league. Consequently, some experts have even argued that Curry has become the new face of the league. While that may be true, his head coach has certainly ensured to point out an odd similarity he has with Michael Jordan.

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Stephen Curry etched his name yet again in the record books of the NBA after he surpassed Ray Allen on the All-Time Three-Pointers Made list. Not only that, but he achieved it at the “Mecca of Basketball”, the Madison Square Garden. Nothing could make this a more iconic achievement than being compared to the greatest of all time. After Curry broke the record, Kerr said the following statement to the media.

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 Steve Kerr compares the impact of Stephen Curry to Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan remains an undisputed member of almost any NBA fan’s best team of all time. Whether he is singularly the best player remains in contention but he certainly is among the greatest of all time. According to experts, Stephen Curry’s career is also trending in that trajectory. While he might not be the best point guard of all time, he’s certainly one of the best shooters of all time.

Dec 14, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after a three-point basket breaking the career record for total three-pointers made during the first quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

That will definitely put him on the Mount Rushmore of the NBA if there was one. So whether he is the face of the league remains a question of subjectivity, his impact has certainly reached the level of Michael Jordan’s. Fans who barely knew or liked basketball bought tickets to watch Michael Jordan play. Similarly, even today, people buy tickets just to watch Curry play.

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What does this mean for Curry and the Golden State Warriors?

Steve Kerr is not the first one who compared Stephen Curry to Michael Jordan this season. Even ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith has constantly showered praises on Curry making bold comparisons with Jordan.

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While this narrative is slowly gaining traction, the Warriors should not get ahead of themselves. They might already be a  favorite to win the NBA championship this season, but we are yet to see the return of Klay Thompson. That is a moment to look forward to for all NBA fans as the reuniting of the Splash Brothers could mean a lot of things. Essentially, it’s a championship or bust season for the Warriors from here.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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