Barack Obama exits Michigan campaign stop by nailing 3-pointer; LeBron James approves
Barack Obama’s basketball career appears to be still going strong.
During a campaign stop alongside Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in Flint, Michigan, the former president found himself with a basketball in his hands as he prepared to exit a gym. He dribbled once and took a shot at a 3-pointer from the corner.
so this was absolutely insane pic.twitter.com/W4JL6LQZxq
— Olivia Raisner (@OliviaRaisner) October 31, 2020
“That’s what I do!” the president said as he happily exited the floor.
We’ll leave you to decipher whether or not that’s a good omen, and for whom.
Obama might have been feeling it after an appearance on LeBron James’ HBO show “The Shop,” which aired on Friday. In the episode, the two discussed the fight against racial injustice and activism by NBA players, including their wildcat strike in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake.
Obama’s shot got the approval of James himself later.
Now you just showing out now my friend!! That’s what you do huh?? Ok ok I see. All cash! 👌🏾 https://t.co/8pZzXLJIJj
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 31, 2020
Per a tweet from Obama communications director Katie Hill, the former president and vice president were using the gym of Flint’s Northwestern High School as a backstage for their Flint event. The event also featured speeches by U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, plus a performance by Stevie Wonder.
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