Washington: President Barack Obama welcomed the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors to the White House on Thursday, joking with superstar Stephen Curry and his league-leading teammates.
Barack Obama holds a jersey as he poses with 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors at White House on Thursday. Pic/AFP
Obama is a big basketball fan and played golf with Curry and his father, former NBA standout Dell Curry, last August while on vacation.
"Steph was using the excuse of Secret Service being intimidating for why he lost the match."
"That is not the case," Obama said.
"But he will have another opportunity." Obama said he was disappointed not to see Riley Curry, the young daughter of the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player who charmed the cameras during her father’s post-game news conferences during last June’s NBA Finals.