All-Star Stephen Curry has a fan in President Barack Obama, who offered high praise to the Warriors guard for his shooting ability.
"I gotta tell you, Curry is the best shooter I have ever seen," Obama told TNT's Charles Barkley in a portion of a taped interview released Friday. "I believe that.
"In terms of being able to, you know, off the dribble get his shot off from anywhere that fast, best I've ever seen."
The comments from Obama, who has said Michael Jordan was his favorite player, aired on the eve of Curry's participation in the 3-point contest during NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans. Curry received more fan votes than any other NBA guard, earning him a spot in the starting lineup for Sunday's game.
"Having been close last year and now a year later to be not only here but starting is definitely a dream come true," Curry told reporters. "It's all sinking in now that I'm actually here in New Orleans and going through the whole process of the weekend. So I'm excited and ready to get to practice tomorrow and get on the court and have some fun."