The No. 1 sports fan of the United States made sure to acknowledge the championships that were won by the current NBA champions, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the current WNBA champions, the Seattle Storm. He also made mention of the racial justice stance that many professional basketball players of both leagues have taken with all the civil unrest due to the protesting of police brutality and racism against people of color. Former President Barack Obama took to Twitter to state how proud he is of the players for encouraging civic participation.
Congrats to the @Lakers and @Seattlestorm on their championship wins! Proud of all the NBA and WNBA teams and players who’ve been using their platforms to take a stand for racial justice and encourage civic participation this season.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 12, 2020
Obama also touted his friendship with the current NBA Finals MVP, LeBron James, … Read the rest