President Barack Obama has been undoubtedly one of the most basketball-friendly men to ever hold the most powerful seat in the country.
The 44th president has been an avid sports fan his whole life and upheld the tradition of having pro sports champions visit the White House, perhaps even more so than other presidents ever had before.
So let’s relive some of his greatest NBA moments during his eight-year run at the helm of the United States.
From the countless NBA teams that visited post-championship, to the mannequin challenge, to his non-stop wit presenting Michael Jordan with the Presidential Medal of Freedom — President Obama interacted with athletes the way no other president has. He spoke to them as a fan and an admirer despite being in the utmost position of power.
Don’t be surprised if ESPN catches up with him in March to continue the tradition of his NCAA Tournament picks, after all, it’s happened every year for nearly a decade.