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Barack Obama Gives His 2008 Run as US President a Massive Compliment While Congratulating Jubilant Kansas Team

Published 04/05/2022, 12:00 PM EDT

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The Kansas Jayhawks pulled off the biggest comeback in NCAA Championship history to seal their fourth title in college history. NBA legends, current NBA Stars, and celebrities congratulated the Jayhawks on their victory. One of them included former president Barack Obama, who threw in a cheeky compliment as well.

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Obama congratulated the Jayhawks on Twitter after the massive victory. He wrote, Congratulations to the @KUHoops team on winning the national championship. This team was fun to watch, and they earned their first title since 2008 (which was a pretty good year).”


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This was in reference to the last time Kansas won the NCAA title, but that wasn’t just it.

Barack Obama throws in a huge compliment while congratulating the Kansas Jayhawks

Incidentally, 2008 was also the year Obama got elected as president. Obama was a massive underdog, and he overcame the odds to become the President. He was also the first African-American President of the United States of America.

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Talking about the match between Kansas and Tar Heels, the meeting of two powerhouses produced a game for the ages. The furious rally by the Jayhawks marked the largest-ever comeback in the title game, beating the Loyola-Chicago’s 15-point comeback against Cincinnati in 1963.


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David McCormack scored a critical go-ahead lay-up with a little over a minute remaining to give Kansas the lead. He added in another bucket to make it 72-69. UNC then missed three 3 pointers in the same possession and even missed the last shot of the game which would send it to overtime.


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David finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds and was clutch late in the game. The Jayhawks will be rejoicing in their comeback and will be proud to receive applause from the former president.



Vishwesha Kumar

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Vishwesha Kumar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Vishwesha has been writing content for about 3 years now. He has been following the NBA for nearly 10 years, since first starting off in the year 2012.

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