President Obama didn't let the opportunity of having the Golden State Warriors in the White House pass without repping for his Chicago Bulls.
In honoring the Warriors on Thursday for winning the 2015 NBA title, the commander in chief sneaked in a quick jab at the reigning league MVP, Stephen Curry.
"It is rare to be in the presence of guys from the greatest team in NBA history," Obama said, as reported by TMZ. "So, we're pretty lucky today because we got one of those players in the house... Steve Kerr from the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls!"
The hilarious statement was in reference to Kerr leading this year's Warriors (45-4) chasing that 1995-96 Bulls team, which went an NBA all-time regular-season best 72-10.
Obama also drew laughs from the Warriors and press in attendance for humorously comparing Luke Walton, who served as interim coach for Kerr earlier this season and amassed a 39-4 record, to his own track record at the White House.
"Unfortunately the NBA won't let Luke count those wins as his own, which, man, that doesn't seem fair," Obama said. "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."
President Obama also shouted out Riley Curry, the adorable 3-year-old daughter of Stephen, saying he wishes she shared the podium with him and added that Steph can't use the excuse of the Secret Service intimidating him if the two ever play a golf game again.
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