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Stephen Curry as much of a ‘freak’ as LeBron James, says Barack Obama

Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Barack Obama

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James are two of the best athletes in the world today. Former United States President Barack Obama is a fan of them both and even said there’s a glaring similarity between James and Curry.

Obama appeared on The Bill Simmons Podcast and discussed all things hoops. He said he knows Curry very well and is in awe of his superior shooting skills. He then offered an interesting observation on the two-time NBA MVP and James:

“These world-class athletes, they’re like X-Men. Some of them you can tell are like the Hulk. You’re standing next to LeBron, you know he’s a freak. Stand next to Steph, and he’s like one of those guys who has some superpower (where) he takes off his glasses or something. You can’t see right away, but is just as much of a freak.”

Simmons also couldn’t help but ask Obama if he thinks that Curry is the greatest shooter of all time. The former POTUS agreed, adding a bit of inside information on Curry’s personality:

“That’s not even a question, absolutely. I have not seen anybody who can shoot that way, in as many ways, in as unlikely ways, as consistently as Steph Curry. I know Steph well. Everything he does, it’s precise and neat and tight.”

Obama reportedly had a mean stroke himself during his playing days (he still does), so he sure knows what constitutes a good shooter.

Experts predict that Stephen Curry and LeBron James are among the top contenders for the MVP trophy this upcoming season, along with two-time reigning winner Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, and Anthony Davis, among others.