High-fives and photo-ops were a-plenty Tuesday as President Barack Obama sat courtside at the Chicago Bulls game.
Halfway through the first quarter of the game, Obama strolled in with a huge smile on his face to sit courtside and mingle with fellow basketball enthusiasts, who were no-doubt surprised to see him. Obama may have a million things on his plate, but he still makes time for his beloved Chicago Bulls.
At halftime, he spoke with reporters, saying he was excited to see the Bulls in the Eastern conference. He also spent time praising LeBron James for his scholarship initiative with Michelle Obama.
“That kind of character that we’re seeing in the NBA is really making a difference and I just wanna let them know I really appreciate it,” he said.
LeBron, for his part, was thrilled to see him in attendance.
“I believe our league is the greatest league that we have in the world. We have the greatest athletes and greatest fans,” LeBron said Tuesday. “So [for] the president of the United States to grace us on opening night in Chicago, I’m just honored.”
Obama was in town to speak to the International Association Of Chiefs Of Police, which was likely a tense conversation. But he didn’t let that show for a moment at the game. So cool was our president, in fact, that he even made time to pose with fans, including not one, but two babies.
Now that, folks, is how it’s done.
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1. Biden Is Obama's Original Hype-Man
As president and vice president, Barack Obama and Joe Biden are two of the most powerful men in the world. And while we have nothing but respect for their work, we have to say that their friendship over the last eight years has been one of our favorite things to see. It seems that these two have a genuine liking and respect for one another, a rare thing in Washington. Check out our favorite Bromance moments. #BROTUS
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2. They Chill In The Oval Office
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3. They Support Each Others Wins
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4. They Have Secret Handshakes
(Maybe. Could just be a regular one, too)
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5. They Crack Up At Each Other's Jokes
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6. They Make Their Enemies Wish They Were Their Friends
You know Boehner was wishing he was part of the squad here.
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7. They Look At Each Other With Pride
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8. They Aren't Afraid To Let The Other Shine
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9. They Review Each Other's Speeches
Vice President Biden reviews his remarks with President Obama yesterday before announcing he would not be a candidate for president.
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10. They Love A Good Bro-Hug
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11. They Celebrate With Each Other's Wives
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12. They Walk With Swag
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13. They Shade Their Enemies
(At least that's what I imagine is happening here.)
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14. Forever Bros