Obama salutes NBA champs at White House

BY foxsports • February 4, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) Saying they're beautiful to watch, President Barack Obama is saluting the Golden State Warriors, the reigning champions of the National Basketball Association.

Obama is a basketball enthusiast who said at a White House reception that the Warriors are one of the best teams ''we've ever seen.''

The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in last year's NBA finals and are off to a historically strong start, with a 45-4 record so far this season.

The Warriors are led by Stephen Curry, a sharpshooting guard who won the NBA's Most Valuable Player award last year.

Obama describes the Warriors as a ''small-ball nuclear lineup.'' He says they're so good, it's almost not fair. In turn, the team presented Obama with a basketball jersey that reads ''44,'' because he's the 44th president.