Golden State Warriors guard and Under Armour-sponsored Stephen Curry is the NBA’s biggest rising star.
Curry and the Warriors broke the NBA regular season wins record set by Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls two decades ago by finishing the regular season 73-9, and insiders and hoop lovers alike can’t get enough of Jordan-Curry comparisons.
That wasn’t the only Jordan/Bulls record Curry and his Golden State squad blew past this season. In a 119-113 win over the Orlando Magic in March, the Warriors notched its 45th straight home victory of the season; the Bulls set the previous record of 44 consecutive home wins during the 1995-96 season.
Last year, Footwear News posed the question “Is Stephen Curry Under Armour’s Michael Jordan?”
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As the competition heats up, FN takes it a step further.
Here, the legendary Nike baller goes head to head with Under Armour’s fastest-rising star. From career highs to signature shoe releases, see how Michael Jordan and Stephen Curry stack up.
Height: 6 feet 6 inches
Weight: 216 pounds
Born: Feb. 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Drafted: Chicago Bulls (1984)
Height: 6 feet 3 inches
Weight: 190 pounds
Born: March 14, 1988, in Akron, Ohio
Drafted: Golden State Warriors (2009)
Jordan is reportedly expected to attend tonight’s NCAA men’s championship in Houston. The game between North Carolina, Jordan’s alma mater, and Villanova will air on TBS.