Whether you’re a fan of them or not, it’s hard deny that both Kobe Bryant and Steph Curry are some of the greatest to ever play in their respective eras.
The same statement rings true for Michael Jordan, even more so actually, as MJ is undeniably the greatest to ever lace them up in the history of the NBA.
In a recent interview with The Mercury News, Curry was asked how he feels about people comparing him to Kobe and Jordan, mentioning the presence both players had while they were off the hardwood as well as on it:
“A lot of the younger generation who are watching the game now don’t remember seeing Michael play. Even the younger, younger generation don’t even know who Kobe is on the court.
This is my time to do me and (to) get the most out of the game that I can. It goes with that off-the-court impression of being able to inspire kids to want to be like me when they grow up…That’s the goal for sure and there’s a huge opportunity to make that happen.”
Instead of buying into the comparisons between each one of their games, Curry took a different approach, comparing them based on how they inspired the next generation of basketball talent. Almost every young basketball fan looked up to Jordan and the Bulls in the 90’s, and 2000’s kids did the same with Kobe.
Now, in 2017, Steph is hoping he can have the same impact on the youth of today, perhaps inspiring the first overall pick in the 2025 NBA draft.