After dropping 51 points on the the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors paid a visit to the White House to meet President Obama on Thursday. The President honored the defending champs in a special ceremony but also made sure he got in a few jokes at the Warriors' expense.
Obama took great delight in congratulating the Warriors for winning the championship and for their historic start to the season. But then he knocked them down by mentioning the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls team, which head coach Steve Kerr was a part of.
It is rare to be in the presence of guys from the greatest team in NBA history. So, we’re pretty lucky, because we’ve one of those players in the house today – Steve Kerr from the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.
The President is a loyal Bulls fan so he clearly is sticking by his team.
But Obama wasn't done with that joke. He also compared himself to Luke Walton, pointing out that they both don't get credit for their achievements.
Unfortunately, the NBA won’t let Luke count those wins as his own – which, man, that doesn’t seem fair.
You defied the cynics. You accomplished big things. You racked up a great record. And you don’t get enough credit.
I can’t imagine how that feels.
Obama: Warriors' Luke Walton accomplished big things & doesn't get enough credit. "I can't imagine how that feels!" https://t.co/l0kgyYRIob— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) February 4, 2016
He then impersonated Stephen Curry "clowning" on opponents:
And he even showed off his jump shot after Kerr called him a free agent:
This was the last time Obama would be able to congratulate an NBA championship team in the White House and he clearly enjoyed every minute of it.