• Barack Obama weighs in on the lenghty success of LeBron James and Stephen Curry in the NBA
  • Obama hails Curry as the greatest shooter of all time
  • The former U.S. president puts James behind Michael Jordan in the GOAT list

Barack Obama shared an out-of-this-world insight about how good LeBron James and Stephen Curry are on the basketball court.

Politics and sports are two completely different entities. However, even renowned politicians appreciate the game of basketball, particularly the former U.S. president.

The 59-year-old has always been vocal about his views on the NBA, and his latest comments about James and Curry came in a recent talk with “The Bill Simmons Podcast.”

According to Obama, the exceptional qualities of the two perennial NBA superstars can be likened to the superhuman powers of “X-Men” characters as James and Curry are both freakishly good basketball players.

“These world-class athletes, they’re like X-Men,” Obama compared. “Some of them you can tell are like the Hulk. You’re standing next to LeBron, you know he’s a freak. Stand next to Steph, and he’s like one of those guys who has some superpower (where) he takes off his glasses or something. You can’t see right away, but is just as much of a freak.”

Over time, James and Curry have proven their ability to win NBA titles and Most Valuable Player awards.

In fact, Obama even revealed that he knows Curry “well” and hailed the Golden State Warriors superstar as the greatest shooter of all time.

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Former President Obama speaks during the MBK Rising! My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Summit on Feb. 19, 2019, in Oakland, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

“That’s not even a question, absolutely,” the first African-American U.S. president replied when asked if Curry is the greatest shooter in history.

“I have not seen anybody who can shoot that way, in as many ways, in as unlikely ways, as consistently as Steph Curry,” he continued. “I know Steph well. Everything he does, it’s precise and neat and tight.”

As for James, in another recent appearance on Complex’s “360 With Speedy Morman,” Obama suggested that the Akron, Ohio native is already the greatest cager in the world today, right behind Michael Jordan in all time.

“LeBron is making strides in the GOAT debate,” Obama explained. “[But he’s not quite there yet?] Not quite because look, his career is not over yet. And we don’t know how many more rings he might win. Here’s what I will say about LeBron, who is indisputably one of the top two already. You know, he doesn’t look like he’s lost a step. I know that he is benefiting from the kind of training and nutrition and treatments, and all that folks in Michael’s generation just did not benefit from. But part of it is just – he’s a freak.”

“And right now it looks like he could keep on doing what he’s doing right now for another five years, right?” he added. “If at 40, he’s still an All-Star and competing in this way, you know that you have to factor that in.”

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Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drives against LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during their preseason game at T-Mobile Arena on October 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Lakers defeated the Warriors 123-113. Ethan Miller/Getty Images