WATCH: Barack Obama Welcomes the Warriors to The White House

by February 04, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama hosted the NBA champion Golden State Warriors at The White House on Thursday, and the POTUS pulled out his familiar comedy routine on Stephen Curry and company.

The Dubs were coming off a resounding road win against the hometown Wizards, in which Curry won his high-scoring duel with fellow All-Star point guard John Wall.

Obama, of course, also received some custom team gear.

Per the AP:

The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in last year’s NBA finals and are off to a historically strong start in their quest to repeat, sporting a 45-4 record so far this season. […] “It’s beautiful to watch when they’re working on all cylinders,” Obama said during a ceremony at the White House.


Obama, a big Chicago Bulls fan, couldn’t help but reference the great Bulls teams from the 1990s. He jokingly told the Warriors at the beginning of the ceremony that it’s rare to be in the presence of guys who are part of one of the greatest teams in NBA history. […] “So we’re pretty lucky today that we’ve got one of those players in the house — Steve Kerr,” Obama said, referring to the Warriors coach, who also played on those Bulls teams.


The team presented Obama with the obligatory No. 44 team jersey, since he is the nation’s 44th president. Kerr noted that Obama would be a free agent at the end of the year. […] “Consider this a symbol of an offer that’s coming,” Kerr said as he presented Obama with the jersey and the president demonstrated his shooting form.