President Barack Obama Says Steph Curry Is Most Fun Player to Watch Since Jordan

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04:  U.S. President Barack Obama jokes while demonstrating 'clowning' when talking about Stephen Curry (R), the 2015 National Basketball Association MVP, during an event in the East Room on February 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama welcomed the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors to the White House to congratulate the team on their accomplishment.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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As a Chicago Bulls fan, President Barack Obama was lucky enough to get to watch Michael Jordan play and build a legacy that's second to none. 

Jordan dominated the league, winning six championships with Chicago, and is widely considered to be the greatest player in the history of the game. During his prime, there may never have been a player who was more fun to watch than His Airness.

These days, Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry's ability to toy with the entire league has made him the most entertaining player in the game. Is he on Jordan's level in that aspect? That's up for debate. In an interview with Time's Maya Rhodan, President Obama didn't hold back when praising the reigning NBA MVP. 

“I am having more fun watching [Curry] than anybody since Michael Jordan in his peak.”

President Obama also declared that Curry is the "best shooter [he's] ever seen," but that is something he has said before. And at this point, nobody can really argue that sentiment. What the Golden State sharpshooter is doing right now is just ridiculous.

As for the president's other comment, that's more debatable. Between the end of Jordan's career and the rise of Curry, players such as Vince Carter and LeBron James had their fair share of entertaining moments on the court. But for seasons as a whole, nobody has put up highlights on a nightly basis quite like Curry has over the past two years.

President Obama may enjoy watching Curry play, but one thing is likely: He isn't among those rooting for the Warriors to break the 1995-96 Bulls' single-season record of 72 wins.

[Time]