“President Curry Has a Good Ring to It”: NBA World Rallies for Stephen Curry to Run for POTUS After Joe Biden-White House Visit

Published 01/18/2023, 12:01 AM EST
Basketball player Stephen Curry delivers remarks during an event in the East Room hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to honor the Golden State Warriors for their 2022 NBA championship at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2023. REUTERS/Leah Millis

It was a gloomy day in Washington DC. It was the perfect weather to curl up in bed and sip on a mug of hot chocolate. But the mood in the Golden State Warriors camp was quite the opposite. Curling up in bed was the last thing on their mind as they focused on nailing their fit for the day. The euphoric feeling engulfed them like a warm blanket and dusted off the cold winds that struck their body. They smiled from ear to ear and walked into the White House with their families by their sides.

The defending NBA champions were locked in to celebrate their triumph with the President and Vice President. As a day of celebration unfolded, the eyes of the NBA world were on the Warriors, but like always, their leader Stephen Curry stole the show.

Dressed in a blue suit paired with black shoes and a tie, Curry stood tall in the press room to deliver the briefing of the day. Moments later, he walked through the corridors of the White House with President Joe Biden by his side. They entered the East Room together, and the room erupted in applause. A series of speeches followed, making the audience clap and laugh through the afternoon. At the end of the event, Curry presented the leaders with a Warriors jersey. As the celebrations continued, NBA fans rushed to Twitter to talk about the iconic moment.

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NBA fans demand more from Stephen Curry

Watching him conduct himself with ease and grace through the halls of the White House, NBA fans laid out a new demand for the two-time MVP. They wanted him to run for the president’s post in 2024. Fans spoke about the strong aura he carried as a leader. “Curry for 2024” echoed through the Twitter feed. They continued to state that he was nothing less than inspirational. Many declared him to be their president while others promised to vote for him.

Here are some of the reactions from NBA Twitter:

Draymond Green supports the two-time MVP

During an interaction with the press, Warriors veteran Draymond Green vouched for his teammate, Curry. He stated that the four-time champion’s speech was incredible and made a bold claim.

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He said, “I think Steph could someday run for president of the United States. Like what better person? Smart, put together, doesn’t really make mistakes.” 

U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris receive jerseys from basketball player Stephen Curry on behalf of his team during an event in the East Room hosted by President Biden and Vice President Harris to honor the Golden State Warriors for their 2022 NBA championship at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2023. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Following this, he was questioned if he would consider running for the presidency, but Green had other plans in mind. He stated that he doesn’t mind being chosen as the “Secretary of Defence”.

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Shriya Rajachandra

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Shriya Rajachandra is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Communicative English. Shriya previously interned at The New Indian Express, but her favorite journalist, Marcus Thompson motivated her to start writing about basketball.

Edited By: Veer Badani

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