The San Antonio Spurs apparently make President Barack Obama comfortable, they’re more his generation, kind of. The President, who hosted the 2014 NBA Championship-winning team from San Antonio on Monday, apparently joked that it made him feel good to see a team with older players winning. “It makes me feel good to see that folks in advancing years can succeed in a young man’s sport,” said Obama. He added: “Let’s face it, just a little while back, people were saying that the Spurs were past their prime, not just old but kind of boring," he said. "Now they’re fresh and exciting, which is basically the exact opposite of what happens to presidents.”
Becky Hammon, the Spurs’ assistant coach, and the first full-time female assistant coach in NBA history, came in for a special mention, as did the Spurs’ hiring of her. “As somebody who’s got two daughters, one of who is a baller, it makes me feel good when excellence is recognized regardless of gender,” said Obama.