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Barack Obama exits Michigan campaign stop by nailing 3-pointer; LeBron James approves

Jack Baer
·Writer
·1-min read

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.

Swish.

“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.

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.

Former US President Barack Obama attends a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in Flint, Michigan, on October 31, 2020. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Barack Obama's still got his shooting form. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

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