On Sunday night, fans at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena proved that Barack Obama is still considered the “Most Valuable President” in modern history. While attending game two of the NBA playoffs, the avid basketball player and fan was given thunderous applause.
Obama’s appearance at the game was also an opportunity for one of the Raptors’ biggest fans, Drake, to steal a moment with the former president. While walking to his seat before tipoff, the “Nice For What” rapper shook Obama’s hand while exchanging a few words.
During a break in the second quarter, our neighbors to the north had their own moment to show some appreciation. As Obama’s face flashed on the arena’s monitors, chants of “MVP” erupted in the building as guests rose to their feet. Obama met the crowd’s cheers with a hand wave and smile.
It’s not the first time the former Commander-In-Chief’s appearance at a game set off fandom. Earlier this year Obama attended a Duke-UNC game sporting an embroidered #44 bomber jacket by Rag & Bone. Social media couldn’t get enough.
The Golden State Warriors tied the series last night with a final score of 109-104. Playoffs head back to Oakland for games three and four.