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After he said that he still would pick Hakeem Olajuwon, Magic Johnson, Scottie Pippen and James Worthy as his four teammates to face any five-man lineup in NBA history, reporter Craig Melvin said:
“So Steph Curry shouldn’t be offended when he watches this?”
Jordan’s response: “I hope not. He’s still a great player. Not a Hall of Famer yet, though … he’s not.”
This comment set the Internet ablaze Monday night, and resulted in a lot of people coming to the defense of the Warriors’ superstar point guard.
On Tuesday morning, the world was delivered a gift in the form of a tweet from the aforementioned Magic Johnson:
Just perfect, and don’t forget that Jordan owns the Charlotte Hornets — Curry’s hometown team.
In August 2017 — four months after the Lakers received a warning from the NBA for comments made by Magic about then-Pacers forward Paul George — the team was fined $500,000 for tampering.
In February 2018, the Lakers were fined $50,000 for Magic’s comments praising Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.
When Magic abruptly resigned as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations in April, he mentioned that he wanted to be able to tweet and comment freely without repurcussions.
It looks like he’s living out his dream, and also is spot on with his take on Curry and the Hall of Fame.