The 2015 NBA Champions Golden State Warriors took their tour of The White House. The team celebrated their NBA Finals victory over Cleveland Cavaliers with President Obama.
Before the Warriors met with the President, they visited with students of The White House Mentorship Program. Star player of the Golden State Warriors, Stephan Curry, and his teammates took pictures and shared advice with some of the mentees of the Big Brother mentorship program. Curry said “ I cant stress enough how important it is for so many young people to have a mentor who’s there for them and can help guide them through some tough decisions we all face growing up. These talented young men can do anything they put their minds to. The future is bright.”
Golden State even surprised POTUS with a personalized Golden State Warriors jersey with the number 44, because he’s the 44th President of the United States, and of course his last name was on the back.
He wouldn’t be President Obama if he didn’t have a little fun with the team. POTUS teased Curry about his jump shot and being the Chicago Bulls fan that he is, he joked with the Warriors by saying, “It is rare to be in the presence of guys from the greatest team in NBA history, so we’re pretty lucky today because we’ve got one of those players in the house.” As he gestured towards Steve Kerr who played with the Chicago Bulls from 1995-96.
From all the pictures shared on the players Instagram accounts to the Warriors taking over the White House Snapchat, you can tell they were excited to meet President Obama. Curry even shared the moment with his wife, Ayesha Curry. Riley’s mom posted a selfie of herself with the First Lady, saying, “The highlight of my day was taking a selfie with FLOTUS… such a wonderful women.” A photo posted by Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) on
Watch the team and President Obama below!
Written By: Nicquana Tashea