Stephen Curry is the ‘modern MJ,’ Warriors coach and Michael Jordan’s former teammate Steve Kerr says

Stephen Curry is the ‘modern MJ,’ Warriors coach and Michael Jordan’s former teammate Steve Kerr says

Steve Kerr won three NBA championships with Michael Jordan, and he’s won four as head coach of Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors.

If there’s anyone who can compare the two players, it’s Kerr, considering he’s spent a combined 12 years with the two of them.

Kerr described Curry as “the modern MJ.”

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NBA Legends Stephen Curry, left, and Michael Jordan talk during the 71st NBA All-Star Game as part of the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend Feb. 19, 2022, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.

NBA Legends Stephen Curry, left, and Michael Jordan talk during the 71st NBA All-Star Game as part of the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend Feb. 19, 2022, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.
(David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

“Playing with the Bulls, half the crowd’s got red 23 jerseys on. Now, half the crowd’s got blue and yellow 30 jerseys. Steph transcends the game,” Kerr told reporters Monday. “He elicits an emotion from people. I think because he’s so awe-inspiring in his play. No matter where we go, there are people who are cheering for him and can’t wait to see him perform.”

Last year, Curry set the record for the most 3-pointers ever made. He could be the first player to reach 4,000, and he’s the only player with over 3,000.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry brings the ball up the court against the Boston Celtics during the first half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals in San Francisco June 13, 2022. 

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry brings the ball up the court against the Boston Celtics during the first half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals in San Francisco June 13, 2022. 
(AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

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Curry remains two rings shy of Jordan’s six, but Curry jerseys, much like Jordan’s uniform, are everywhere. This season, the Warriors draw the most fans in road games, averaging over 21,000 fans on the road.

Curry missed 11 games earlier this season with a shoulder injury, and Golden State is 22-22.

NBA Legends Michael Jordan and Steph Curry during the 71st NBA All-Star Game as part of the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend Feb. 19, 2022, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.

NBA Legends Michael Jordan and Steph Curry during the 71st NBA All-Star Game as part of the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend Feb. 19, 2022, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.
(David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

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He’s averaging 29.3 points on 49.3% shooting from the floor this season, and he’s making 42.1% of his 3-pointers.

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