The so-called "Obama Curse" continues to wreak havoc on America's athletes. Just days after former President Barack Obama looked on as two starting players for the Golden State Warriors were injured during Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors, the Warriors suffered a shocking home loss in Game 3.
Despite a heroic 47-point effort from superstar point guard Stephen Curry, the Warriors were outplayed by a dominant Raptors squad who secured an improbable road win against the defending champs.
This is the Warriors' first NBA Finals loss at Oracle since Game 7 in 2016. pic.twitter.com/wVMUCyOHBq
— ESPN (@espn) June 6, 2019
Crucially, the Warriors were missing two starters—center Kevon Looney and All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson—who were injured as Obama looked on in Game 2. In what may or may not be a coincidence, the American team fell to their Canadian rival at a time when President Donald J. Trump, a leader who has sought to emphasize values such as winning and American greatness, was out of the country conducting diplomacy.
The Warriors are the latest example of athletes suffering misfortune on Obama's watch. The former president looked on, for example, as Duke star forward Zion Williamson's shoe exploded mere seconds into a crucial game against the University of North Carolina. Williamson, who is widely expected to be the number-one pick in next year's NBA draft, missed the remainder of the game as Duke lost at home to their biggest rival.
Golf legend Tiger Woods did not win a single major PGA tournament during Obama's two terms in office, a drought he finally ended in April at Augusta National, just two years into the Trump presidency. In fact, only three Americans won the storied Masters Tournament on Obama's watch, a context in which the possibility of a Canadian team winning an NBA championship raises a number of troubling questions that our Fake News media establishment is unlikely to investigate further.