The leader of the free world and the NBA’s reigning MVP are buddies, and Barack Obama gives Stephen Curry the nod as the greatest shooter of all-time.
Obama says Curry is the most enjoyable player to watch since Michael Jordan was skywalking and winning championships.
Obama, a noted die-hard Chicago Bulls fan, still considers MJ to be the G.O.A.T.
President Obama did not mince words when asked about the record breaking season of Golden State Warriors’ point guard Stephen Curry.
“Steph Curry is the greatest shooter that I’ve ever seen,” President Obama said, recalling a late February game during which Curry scored 46 points, tied an NBA record of hitting 12 three-pointers in a single game and helped his team win a playoff spot six-weeks ahead the cutoff. “I am having more fun watching him than anybody since Michael Jordan.”
But the President would not go so far as to say that Curry was better than Michael Jordan, who Obama grew up watching play for the Chicago Bulls. “Even Steph wouldn’t necessarily say he’s better than Jordan,” Obama said. “It’s rare where you get somebody who’s already at the pinnacle and then they take it a notch higher.”