Obama is a huge fan of LeBron James

Jul 13, 2014, 08:40 IST | Agencies

The President had asked the champ to join his beloved Chicago Bulls in 2010, when James was a free agent

Washington: White House press secretary Josh Earnest revealed President Barack Obama to be a huge fan of LeBron James. During a recent press briefing, Earnest said that though the US President didn’t tell him anything personally, he knows that Obama considered the NBA superstar to be  a ‘fine young man’.

Barack Obama, LeBron James
Barack Obama, LeBron James

He added that Obama, 52, had personally met the champ a few times, and had even made an appeal for him to join the President’s beloved Chicago Bulls when James was a free agent back in 2010.

The 29-year-old basketball star, who had claimed two NBA championships with the Miami Heat, recently announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers team in a Sports Illustrated article.—Agencies

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