Being president is pretty cool… but Barack Obama‘s biggest accomplishment came on the hardwood … ’cause 44 says he’s the man behind Stephen Curry‘s dangerous jumper!!
Obama and Curry hosted a town hall meeting for the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance in Oakland on Tuesday … and naturally, Barry had to let the jokes fly when introducing the 2-time MVP.
“Even Bulls fans have to acknowledge that it’s been fun to watch the Warriors and the greatest shooter of all time — because I gave him some tips right before, about 5 seasons ago, there’s film of this in the White House.”
Steph doubled down on the quip … saying Obama fixed his “chicken wing” jumper as well as his resume … calling him “the best mentor” (which might not be a joke).
The duo traded zingers before getting serious about helping minority youth in America, the work their MBK Alliance has accomplished in the 5 years of its existence … and what needs to happen moving forward.
Thanks, Obama … you ruined the NBA for the rest of the league.
Steph Curry and Barack Obama‘s bromance took another step forward with a dinner date … although Ayesha Curry and a couple o’ Legends were there too.
The Currys sat down with 44 for a serious power dinner Monday night in San Francisco at Ayesha’s restaurant, International Smoke. Her collaborator and chef, Michael Mina, posed with the smiling trio and shouted out Barack, saying … “No greater privilege than to cook for this man on Presidents Day. Thank you for the highest honor @barackobama!”
The star power at the dinner table didn’t stop there — John Legend and Chrissy Teigen showed up to make it a fab fivesome. Chrissy also shared a shot of herself enjoying a drink with Chef Michael.
You’ll recall, Steph set up a meeting last month in Washington, D.C. between his BFF and his Golden State Warriors teammates … who opted out of meeting President Trump to celebrate their NBA Championship.
As for why they’re all in the Bay Area … Barack, Steph and John are all taking part in the My Brother’s Keeper conference in Oakland, aimed at supporting boys and young men of color. It’s being hosted by the Obama Foundation.
Good eats, good cause … good times!
Barack Obama had a busy year — especially when it comes to entertaining himself — because he’s got a looooong list of his favorite songs, movies and books.
The former Prez just shared 3 year-end lists of his 2018 faves, including 23 songs that feature tracks by J. Cole, Janelle Monae, Cardi B and 2 from Jay-Z — “Wow Freestyle” feat. Kendrick Lamar and “Apes**t” … which obviously features Beyonce.
Noticeably absent from his tracklist — Kanye West.
Barack also shares his top 15 movies of the year — which ranges from blockbuster hits like “Black Panther” to critical darlings like “Eighth Grade” and early Oscar buzz films like “If Beale Street Could Talk.” He also lists the Mr. Rogers documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
But, the standout on his trio of favorite lists is in his book roundup, for which he breaks his alphabetical format to list his wife Michelle‘s book, “Becoming,” numero uno … and includes the note, “obviously my favorite!”
Another notable book includes Nelson Mandela‘s “Long Walk to Freedom” … but there are so many more, including several he says appeared on earlier lists.
Seriously, how does the guy find the time?
And, with all year-end lists, we have to ask … who did Obama snub?