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President Barack Obama thanks Cavaliers for cementing 1996 Bulls as greatest team ever (video)

The Cavaliers visited the White House today to commemorate their NBA championship, and you know what that means:


As he did when congratulating Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue, President Barack Obama kept his sense of humor. Among the highlights

  • Obama thanked J.R. Smith’s shirt for showing up. “I wasn’t sure if it was going to make an appearance today. I’m glad you came. You’re a very nice shirt.”
  • A Bulls fan, Obama brought up Chicago. “By knocking off the Warriors, they cemented the 1996 Bulls as the greatest team off all time. So, your president thanks you for that.”
  • Obama praised “Richard Jefferson, Dahntay Jones providing leadership and providing inspiration to all of us old people that you can still do something at that age.”
  • The president singled out Iman Shumpert for delivering his daughter using headphones. “That was an All-Star move. You’ve got the MacGyver flattop, which we miss”
  • When presented a jersey, Obama – channeling LeBron James – quipped: “These sleeves get tight. Can I tear these out? Can I rip them?”