The Warriors are following up their win over the Wizards with a visit to the White House on Thursday, with Stephen Curry and company meeting with President Obama to celebrate their NBA Finals victory.
Obama greeted the Warriors with a humorous introduction speech, in which he stated that Curry was “clowning,” as they say, against the Wizards on Wednesday night (he had 51 points, so by definition, that is accurate).
A noted Bulls fan, Obama also noted that even if the Warriors break the Bulls’ 72–10 all-time record, head coach Steve Kerr—a member of both teams—will win anyway.
President Obama welcomed a player from the greatest team in NBA history. Then said it was great to have ex-Bulls G Steve Kerr there.— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) February 4, 2016
He also displayed some basketball know-how in praising the Warriors’ small-ball Death Lineup of Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Harrison Barnes.
For what it’s worth, he thinks Thompson’s jump shot is “prettier” than Curry’s.
On Wednesday, Curry joked that he was not nervous ahead of the meeting as he had met the President before, including as part of a golf outing last year, where Curry and his father squared off against Obama and Ray Allen on the links.
David Lee, who is currently on the Celtics, was able to join the team in Washington for the meet and greet with Obama, after being unable to attend the team’s ring ceremony at the beginning of the year, according to The Boston Globe.