Barack Obama: I’m enjoying watching Stephen Curry more than anyone since Michael Jordan

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Last year, President Barack Obama said Kyle Korver could rival Stephen Curry‘s shooting.

Now?

Obama, via Maya Rhodan of Time:

“Steph Curry is the greatest shooter that I’ve ever seen,” President Obama said, recalling a late February game during which Curry scored 46 points, tied an NBA record of hitting 12 three-pointers in a single game and helped his team win a playoff spot six-weeks ahead the cutoff. “I am having more fun watching him than anybody since Michael Jordan.”’

But the President would not go so far as to say that Curry was better than Michael Jordan, who Obama grew up watching play for the Chicago Bulls. “Even Steph wouldn’t necessarily say he’s better than Jordan,” Obama said. “It’s rare where you get somebody who’s already at the pinnacle and then they take it a notch higher.”

Obama is right. Curry going from MVP to dark-horse Most Improved Player candidate is something to behold.