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President Obama weighs in on the Stephen Curry debate

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When you're playing at as high a level as Stephen Curry is right now, you're going to attract the attention of a lot of important people.

One of those people is the President of the United States of America, Barrack Obama who, speaking in an interview with Time magazine released today, waxed lyrical about the Golden State Warriors star.

'The most powerful man in the World' even went as far as to say Curry was the most fun player to watch since Michael Jordan. That is pretty high praise from a well-known Chicago Bulls supporter.

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"Steph Curry is the greatest shooter I've ever seen," Obama told Time. "I am having more fun watching him than anybody since Michael Jordan.”

Curry is setting new standards this season on route to what will surely be a second straight NBA MVP award. As his status as the game grows, so does the list of his admirers which now includes Obama, Allen Iverson and Lionel Messi amongst others.

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There have, however, been some former pros who question whether Curry would have found success in previous eras of the game - citing his smaller physique and penchant for the long-range shot.

For Obama, though, Curry's supposedly slighter NBA frame is part of what makes him so impressive: 

"The fact that he's about my size and doing what he's doing...it's rare when you get somebody who's already at the pinnacle and then they take it another notch up."

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On par with MJ?

But, whilst the President was more than happy to champion the Dubs star as the greatest right now, he wasn't quite willing to put him on par with Jordan:

“Even Steph wouldn’t necessarily say he’s better than Jordan,” explained the former Illinois senator.  

The scramble to compare Curry and MJ has intensified with each passing week of the reigning MVP's incredible campaign, but it is near impossible to do.

Factoring in their different styles and the different eras they played in, it is a fairly fruitless task trying to pick between them. 

Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls (L) looks to p

Jordan will likely always remain the G.O.A.T and certainly leads Curry in a number of categories right now - including the all important Championship ring count. 

Nevertheless, having just celebrated his 28th birthday, Curry still has the chance to make up ground on the Bulls legend. 

He has already matched Jordan in the entertainment stakes, at least in the eyes of Obama. If he can lead the Warriors to a consecutive Larry O'Brien Trophy, the debate will only be closer when the time comes to ask whoever replaces Obama in the White House just who they prefer.

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