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Is Josh Jackson trying to make an enemy of Stephen Curry?

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I hope so.

2017 Las Vegas Summer League - Phoenix Suns v Dallas Mavericks Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

There’s a possibility that Phoenix Suns rookie Josh Jackson and two-time MVP of the Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry could have the NBA’s newest rivalry.

In a recent interview with Vice Sports Jackson, the number four overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft was asked which current player his game most resembles. His answer was Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs. Comparing yourself to a two-time Defensive Player of the Year is ambitious, though hardly makes headlines.

He was then asked which player he least resembles. That answer made some waves.

“Just because he’s known as a shooter and I’m not,” Jackson said. “And, you know, he’s small and unathletic.”

Oh boy.

So obviously that line ruffled some feathers. Jackson took his best shot at an explanation on Friday.

Were words twisted? You be the judge. Jackson makes the Curry non-comparison at the 1:16 mark.

Hmmmm. Not a lot to interpret there. Either way I’d have no problem whatsoever with Jackson calling out Curry, or for that matter anyone else playing in the league right now. I like sports hate.

Phoenix and Golden State will meet four times this season, 2/12, 3/17, 4/1, and 4/8. Devin Booker’s rivalry with Troy Daniels died when the Suns traded for him last week. Let’s hope we can replace that beef with Jackson vs. Curry.