Barack Obama, a devoted Bulls fan, has reportedly flexed his presidential muscles and landed tickets to the Bulls vs. Cavaliers season opener Tuesday night, ESPN.com reported.
Obama’s plans haven’t been officially disclosed, but the players are already talking about playing in front of the country’s most powerful basketball fan.
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"Tonight it'll be cool to see the president there," Kevin Love said. "I don't know who he'll be with, but you can tell he's going to be in the building by all the suits running around."
Obama, who met with the World Cup champion U.S. women’s soccer team earlier Tuesday, is flying to Chicago to to deliver a speech at the annual conference for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
LeBron James partnered with Michelle Obama in Ohio last week to promote higher education, but wouldn’t say if he got an early notice about the president coming to Tuesday’s game.
"I don't think they disclose information like that," James said. “I'm just honored. Something I can tell my kids a long, long time from now. I'll actually be able to have the film showing them — kids don't believe me sometimes — I'll be able to show them the film that the president of the United States was at a ballgame I played in. That's pretty cool."
Obama’s last NBA game was in 2009 when he caught the Bulls in Washington D.C. playing the Wizards.