Michael Jordan and Stephen Curry are not only two of the greatest players in NBA history, but they are also huge golf fanatics. The two basketball legends were at the 2021 Ryder Cup and sat down for a fun interview where they spoke about basketball and golf.
During the discussion, Curry asked Jordan what’s the most holes he’s played in one day. After hearing MJ’s answer, the Golden State Warriors superstar said he would try to beat His Airness’ record, and the Chicago Bulls icon had a simple response.
Michael Jordan to Stephen Curry: Good luck
Jordan told Curry the most holes he’s played in a day is 63. When the Warriors star said he’s going to try and beat that record, Black Jesus had a funny response.
“63,” Jordan told Curry. “I was rolling. 63. I was younger.” Curry responded by saying, “Imma try to beat that one.” Jordan finished it off by stating, “Good luck.”
It will certainly be challenging for Curry to beat Jordan’s record of 63. That’s more than three rounds of playing 18 holes. Hopefully, the Warriors great keep his fans updated on his quest to catch Superman on the golf course.
Even though he loves golf, Curry is likely more motivated to catch Jordan on the basketball court. After all, he is paid to be a hooper.
Stephen Curry has three less rings than Michael Jordan
Every great player wants to win as many championships as possible. During his run with the Bulls, Jordan won six titles and never lost in the Finals. He not only three-peated twice, but he also took home all six Finals MVPs. Air Jordan is the bar for many of today’s superstars.
Curry is a three-time champion. However, he’s lost in the Finals twice and has never won Finals MVP. While the two-time MVP did lead the Warriors to 73 wins in 2015-16, breaking the Bulls’ 1995-96 mark of 72, he didn’t win the championship. Meanwhile, Jordan finished his 72-win season by winning the Finals.
In 35 Finals games, Jordan averaged 33.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 6.0 assists. He only trailed a series twice and never played in a Game 7. The Charlotte Hornets majority governor is widely viewed as the best player in NBA history. He’s first all-time in points per game and player efficiency rating and won 10 scoring titles to go along with his six rings, six Finals MVPs, and five regular-season MVPs.
Curry’s career isn’t over yet, so he could win more awards. In 28 Finals games, the sharpshooter is averaging 26.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 6.2 assists. He should eventually pass Ray Allen for most 3-pointers in NBA history.
Jordan’s Hornets and Curry’s Warriors do have one thing in common. Both Charlotte and Golden State missed the playoffs last season and should be hungry to make the postseason in 2021-22. Jordan can’t control if his team makes the playoffs since he’s not a player anymore, but Curry will play a significant role for the Warriors.
Will Hornets or Warriors make the playoffs in 2021-22?
Jordan’s Hornets are led by LaMelo Ball, Gordon Hayward, Kelly Oubre Jr., Miles Bridges, Terry Rozier, and PJ Washington. Charlotte won 33 games in 2020-21 but lost to the Indiana Pacers in the play-in game. Jordan is certainly hoping his team can take the next step in 2021-22 and make the postseason for the first time since 2016.
Curry played in five straight Finals from 2014-15 to 2018-19. However, the Warriors have missed the playoffs the past two seasons. Steph only played in five games in 2019-20 due to a hand injury. While he appeared in 63 games last season and won the scoring title, Curry didn’t have enough help on offense since Klay Thompson missed his second consecutive season.
It will be fascinating to see how Jordan’s Hornets and Curry’s Warriors fare this season. Like golf, both teams will have to be mentally strong and battle through adversity the proper way to be successful.