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Stephen Curry set on surpassing Michael Jordan as the Greatest

Brett Davis/ USA Today

The Golden State Warriors are on a historic 23-0 start which could lead to them shattering the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ all-time best regular season record of 72-10.

Reigning regular season MVP Stephen Curry is a large part of that historic start, but he also wants to surpass the greatest individual Chicago Bulls basketball player, according to a recent interview with ESPN The Magazine.

Curry said, ” You want to be the best you can be. And if the best you can be is better than him (Michael Jordan), then why not? That’s good motivation.”

Curry admitted it would be a challenging feat to accomplish.

“It’s a high mountain to climb, but I’m pretty motivated to take on the challenge. Whatever that means, however you got on that mountain, why not try to climb it? And do it in your own way.” Curry said in the recent interview.

As for who would win a game between the historic Bulls and this Warriors team, Curry said his coach Steve Kerr, who played with Jordan, would not crown a winner.

However, Curry addressed the made-up scenario as if it came down to the final possession.

“Right to left, step back. I knock it down.” Curry said about Jordan guarding him in the made-up game between his Warriors and the 1995-96 Bulls.

Curry said he feels like the best player in the world when he walks onto the court. Still, he said he would not be disappointed with people placing LeBron James above him.

“I don’t get into why I’m better than such and such. But that’s my motivation when I work.” Curry said.

Curry also said he has not reached his peak in basketball. He wants to continue working on limiting turnovers and improving efficiency.

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Pete D. Camarillo is currently a credentialed Lakers writer for SportsOutWest and co-host of the weekly Touchdowns and Tangents podcast. Pete enjoys creating content about music, life and West Coast Sports, specifically the NBA and NFL. He has published more than 1,000 articles across various publications including ClutchPoints, FullPressCoverage, TheSportsDaily, Fansided and Inquistr. Pete is also currently a full-time media relations professional for Business Wire and he is active in ONA, SPJ, NABJ and AAJA organizations in Los Angeles. The 2015 CSUN Journalism grad volunteers on his Journalism Alumni Association Board of Directors now. His background includes community relations with the L.A. Clippers during the 2014-15 season. studying sports management, football coaching and earning a fellowship for his entrepreneurship ventures. Follow him on Twitter @petecertified.
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