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?”
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.