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President Barack Obama: Michael Jordan ‘more than just an internet meme’

NBA Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

SPRINGFIELD, MA - SEPTEMBER 11: Michael Jordan to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame speaks during an induction ceremony on September 11, 2009 in Springfield, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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Barack Obama awarded Michael Jordan the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and that’s supposedly the highest civilian honor.

But Obama offered Jordan the highest praise imaginable:

He’s more than just a logo, more than just an internet meme.