Stephen Curry Responds to Barack Obama Saying Klay Thompson Has Prettier Jump Shot: “I would also argue that he’s right”

Published 01/11/2022, 9:30 AM EST
Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson embrace after the Warriors� 104 to 99 victory over the Houston Rockets in game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Photo by Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)


Stephen Curry has impressed NBA fans, analysts, and even neutrals over the years. The Golden State Warriors star has also helped his franchise to remarkable success in the NBA. Alongside Curry, his teammate Klay Thompson has also remained a key player at the Warriors. Curry recently commented on a popular politician praising Klay over Curry.

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Stephen Curry reacted to former US President Barack Obama’s comments, who opined that Klay’s jump shot prevailed superior to Curry’s. Curry responded to Obama on a ‘GQ Sports’ video titled ‘Stephen Curry Responds to Fans on the Internet’. In a surprising turn of events, Curry agreed with Obama as he joined him in praising Klay’s jump shot.

Curry said, “That is an actual fact, he said that, and I would also argue that he’s right. I would definitely classify Klay’s jumper as prettier. There are a lot of different ways to get it done.

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He added saying, “And if you look at the greatest shooters in history, everybody shoots differently. So you have to master your own form and your own shot.” The Warriors and Curry visited Obama at the White House following their 2015 NBA title win.

Curry and the Warriors faced the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals. He scored 37 points in Game 5 of the Finals. The Finals series witnessed the baller averaging  26 points and 6.3 assists per game.

Curry started his NBA career in 2009.

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Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson’s partnership

Stephen Curry has enjoyed Klay Thompson’s companionship and partnership since 2011. The duo has since then partnered each other to three NBA titles in 2015, 2017, and 2018. Fans popularly refer to the Warriors’ duo by the nickname of, ‘Splash Brothers’.

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) is congratulated by teammate Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (11) after Curry sinks a three-pointer in the final minute of the game in the fourth quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Golden State defeats Brooklyn 93-86. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) (Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images)

The duo have over the years combined devastatingly to score three pointers, which has earned them their unique nick name. They linked and scored 483 three-pointers, the most ever by an NBA duo in the 2012-13 NBA season. Despite Barack Obama describing Klay’s jump shot as “actually a little prettier” than Curry’s, the latter has maintained his fiery form since.

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Shalom Saldanha

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Shalom Saldanha is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his journalism degree, he has previously worked as a sports corresspondent for India Shorts/Business Upturn. A Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks fan, Shalom primarily got into the sport after discovering that he shared a mutual love for Arsenal with the 'Greek Freak'.

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