Barack Obama Rumors
Last Wednesday, the White House announced the 21 names that would receive the President Medal of Freedom from President Obama, including sports legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan. On Tuesday, all 21 recipients gathered at the White House for the actual ceremony and took lots of pictures, as made obvious by NBA’s twitter account!
President Barack Obama named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday, a list that includes NBA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan. Considered the nation’s highest civilian honor a president can award, the medals will be presented at the White House on Nov. 22. Boston Celtics legend and 11-time champion Bill Russell is the only other NBA player who has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2011).
“I wanted to express my gratitude to Greece and its culture”, said the US president who spoke about ancient Greece – “right here 25 centuries ago a new idea was born, democracy. The idea that we are citizens not servants” – but also about the connection between the two countries in the modern era. In his examples about the things that unite Greece and the USA a specific mention on Giannis was included: “We are all cheering for Giannis Antetokounmpo who seems to be getting better each year”.
James and the Cavs celebrated their championship at the White House with President Barack Obama on Thursday, but if they win another title in the next four years, James may not attend the presidential ceremony. “I don’t know. That’s something I would cross,” James said Friday. “We’ll have to cross that road, I guess. We’ll see. I would love to have to cross that road.”