From Attending NBA Finals to Awarding Michael Jordan a Medal: Best Barack Obama NBA Moments



















It's not news that former Unites States president Barack Obama is a big fan of the game. 

In fact, he has developed close relationships with some NBA players as well. 

Naturally, the man is quite involved in the league and with it's superstars. Here are some of his best moments!

Obama attends Game 2 NBA Finals: Raptors vs Warriors 2019

Obama attending the Warriors vs Raptors Game 2 was a big deal. So much that he even received a standing ovation from the crowd when he entered the arena. He had previously hosted the Warriors team in the White House once during his 8 years in office.

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Meeting rookie Anthony Davis in Team USA

Anthony Davis was the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and when Obama visted the Team USA locker room, he joked around with AD about being a rookie on the team.

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Obama congratulates Phil Jackson

When the Los Angeles Lakers won a championship in 2009, he invited them to honour their achievement to the White House. He specifically heaped praises for Phil Jackson winning 10 titles, but jokingly mentioned that 6 of them came with his favourite team, the Chicago Bulls.

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Obama honors Miami Heat and LeBron James

The Miami Heat was no exception to an invitation to the White House after winning a title along with LeBron James. However, the speech was filled with humour, passion and a lot of respect.

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Michael Jordan receives medal from Obama

Jordan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama, which is the highest civilian award. Obama is a big fan of MJ and the Chicago Bulls, so not sure who was more honoured by this moment.

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Devin Booker's nose injury

Late in the third quarter, Booker accidentally bumped heads with Clippers' Patrick Beverley. The young scorer was bleeding a lot from the nose and had to be rushed to the locker room. Fortunately, he returned to the court after treatment.

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An intense fourth quarter

The last quarter came down to the wire. Both Booker and Paul George had started to deliver down the stretch again, trading shots in crunch time.

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Paul George misses free throws

PG may have scored his teams last 6 points to give them a crucial 103-102 lead. But when he tanked the two freethrows with 8.2 seconds left to go on the clock, he failed to push the Suns to a point of no return and the Suns gave it back.

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Ayton becomes the hero

With 0.9 seconds to go, Ayton came to the Suns' rescue. With an alley-oop from Jae Crowder, he slammed a dunk that gave the Suns their 104-103 win and take a comfortable 2-0 lead in the series.

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