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Stephen Curry was happy to have the chance to work with legendary Michael Jordan at the 2021 Ryder Cup.
The Golden State Warriors star said it was an “honor and privilege” to chat with the NBA legend on Twitter:
Stephen Curry @ StephenCurry30
You don’t often have the opportunity to speak to MJ at the #RyderCup ⛳️🙌🏽 https://t.co/rdoLVXa1mq
The sitdown was part of NBC’s coverage of the Ryder Cup and aired on Saturday morning. The couple had been spotted chatting on a couple of chairs with microphones on Friday afternoon. The NBC Sports post revealed what the setup was for.
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MJ chops it with Chef Curry at the #RyderCup (via erickjpeyton / IG) https://t.co/uOFOtC82hp
NBC sports @NBCSports
“I hate to lose. It’s not even a question. But I have to respect losing because losing is part of winning.”
Michael Jordan too @ StephenCurry30 on the United States’ response to recent Ryder Cup history. pic.twitter.com/J3klklcMMl
Golf channel @GolfChannel
“I see a little of myself in JT, I can see myself in Brooks. I can see my calm and confidence in DJ.”
MJ tells @ StephenCurry30 that he sees in the members many of the qualities it takes to be successful @RyderCupUSA. #RyderCup pic.twitter.com/ZP6UOJPm4K
It should come as no surprise that Golf brought Curry and Jordan together. Jordan’s love for golf goes back decades, and he’s known for bringing the same passion and intensity he showed in the NBA to the golf course.
Curry’s passion for golf is also well documented. He has played the Ellie Mae Classic (a PGA event) twice, despite being cut both times. He also has some golf apparel as part of his Curry brand collection at Under Armor and serves as the broadcast analyst for this year’s Ryder Cup.
While Curry and Jordan are clearly basketball stars first and foremost, they are both capable of providing plenty of insight into the world of golf.