‘Surreal’: Stephen Curry Reveals What he Felt Conversing With Michael Jordan at the Ryder Cup

Published 10/07/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
28 April 2010: NBA great and Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan during the Pro-Am of the Quail Hollow Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Keane/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images)


Stephen Curry is a superstar in the NBA and is probably one of the best shooters anybody has ever seen. But everyone also knows that he is a lot more than a brilliant player on the court. He is also a big fan of golf. Does that remind you of someone? Well, if there is anyone else in the NBA fraternity who shares the love for golf with Steph, it’s the legendary Michael Jordan.

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And when the two of them sat down at Ryder’s cup to discuss their passion, the interview instantly became viral. Now, Steph has finally opened up about his experience, sitting down with the greatest of all time.

Stephen Curry gives insight into MJ’s love for golf

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Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 24, 2021 Michael Jordan watches by the 11th green during the Four-balls REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Both these legends were attending the Ryder Cup a couple of weeks ago, during which they sat down and Stephen Curry got the opportunity to interview Michael Jordan. From discussing how MJ got into the sport, what he’s learnt from hit to also touching upon their puerile mini-beef, they didn’t leave anything. Since the talk was highly publicized, fans haven’t stopped talking about it.

So, when Steph appeared on ‘The Athletic NBA Show’ podcast, they had to ask him about his one-on-one experience with Jordan. “I didn’t know how deep Michael Jordan was into the Ryder Cup,” Steph began. “I think he has been to the last 11, if I am not mistaken. He makes a whole week out of it, shows up for the team in support.”

Steph defined the affair as “Surreal.” He never thought that he would sit with Jordan and talk about the cup. He further stated, “He was amazing, in terms of mentality. What golf has meant to him in his life, from a competitive standpoint and his influence within the Ryder cup.

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Because of Michael Jordan, Steph is “hooked”

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 24, 2021 Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry watches the action on the 15th green during the Four-balls REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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This has only increased Steph’s love for the sport. He even confessed that all of this has only inspired him to go back every year. He absolutely loved the atmosphere on the golf course and can’t wait to get more of it.

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Seems like whatever Jordan touches turns to greatness. Unfortunately, not baseball, but the rest is a testament to how brilliant of an athlete he is. Just like basketball, his love for golf keeps luring him back to the course.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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