While Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is gearing up for the new season and looking to make history as contenders in the Western Conference, he’s also taking time to make history with one of the country’s most iconic figures—former President Barack Obama.

Curry joined Obama on Instagram Live on Wednesday to discuss some key aspects from Obama’s most recent memoir, “A Promised Land.”


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Prior to the conversation, Curry asked his Instagram followers to submit questions that they’d like to be asked to Obama. The live session was a one-on-one interview in which Curry zoned into some of the particulars of Obama’s memoir while discussing the ongoing condition of the nation as a whole. Obama also gave some in-depth stories that he recalled during his time as the president while discussing the current state of the presidency.

An avid basketball enthusiast, Obama has always welcomed the opportunity to hash ideas and discuss critical topics with NBA players, one in particular being LeBron James, with whom he sat down days prior to the 2020 Presidential Election, which saw Obama’s vice president, Joe Biden, win. For most players, it’ll be a sigh of relief to end the drought that’s transpired of championship teams not wanting to participate in the tradition of traveling to the White House.

As for Curry, he has the honor of being one of only a handful of players to have an interview with a president. Now, he’ll look to continue his impact on the floor as well as he helps integrate his new teammates into head coach Steve Kerr and the Warriors’ system. The Warriors spent a bit of time being active in free agency, allowing them to bring on new faces while also drafting the No. 2 pick James Wiseman.