"He's still a great player," Jordan told NBC's "Today" on Monday after saying that the Golden State Warriors star wouldn't be included on his dream five-man pick-up team. "Not a Hall of Famer yet, though. He's not."
Jordan said he'd stick with Hakeem Olajuwon, Scottie Pippen, Magic Johnson and James Worthy as his teammates on his fantasy starting five.
Curry has quite the résumé after 10 NBA seasons. He is a two-time league MVP -- including the first unanimous selection -- and has won three championships with the Warriors. In addition, Curry is a six-time All-Star selection, has won a scoring title, twice led the league in steals and is a three-time first-team All-NBA selection as well as an All-Rookie team pick.
His career mark of 23.5 points per game ranks 25th in NBA history, and he ranks third with 2,483 3-pointers after leading the league in that category for five consecutive seasons from 2012-13 through 2016-17.
Jordan, who won six NBA titles, five MVP awards, six Finals MVP awards and was a 14-time All-Star, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.
"I think Michael has his own version of the Hall of Fame," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said with a smile after Tuesday's practice. "It's in his own head -- so whatever that is, that's what it is."
Kerr was a teammate of Jordan's with the Bulls, winning three consecutive NBA titles from 1996-1998.
Johnson, the Hall of Famer and formerLos Angeles Lakersexecutive, tweeted out his thoughts on Jordan's statement.
While with the Lakers, Johnson was fined $50,000 by the NBA in 2018 for violating the league's anti-tampering rule for saying young starGiannis Antetokounmpowould someday lead theMilwaukee Bucks to a championship.
Williams: MJ needs help seeing talent
Jay Williams defends Steph Curry after Michael Jordan says he's not a Hall of Famer yet.