By Daniella Diaz
Credit Steph Curry with an assist in President Barack Obama’s call to mentor young people. The President and the Golden State Warriors point guard appeared alongside each other in a public service announcement released Saturday that highlights the importance of mentoring a young person.
The video is part of campaign by Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership called “In Real Life,” which aims to increase opportunity for minority youths.
In the video, Obama edits Curry’s resume (which has basketball emojis in the header), beats him at Connect Four and then celebrates by “clowning” — Curry’s teasing of his opponents on the court — and teaches him how to shoot a basket.
Curry is no stranger to the White House. The basketball star also helped with Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, joining the first lady with his wife, Ayesha Curry, holding turnips and dancing to the pop song “Turn Down for What” by DJ Snake and Lil Jon. He also visited earlier this year with his team as 2015’s NBA champions. Obama singled him out after he scored 51 points against the Washington Wizards during a game before the visit, saying he was a “pretty good shooter.”
Obama teased Curry at the time for his on-court moves, saying, “For those of you who watched the game against the Wizards last night, it was, to use slang, he was ‘clowning.’ He was all jumping up and down.”
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