Barack Obama Looked Slick in a Black Leather Jacket at NBA Finals Game 2
The Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors went head-to-head in game two of the NBA finals on Sunday night, but it was former president Barack Obama – and his stylish jacket – that got the standing ovation and chants of “MVP!”
The former president, an avid basketball fan, was at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada to watch both teams take on each other and managed to combine comfort, style, and class in his ensemble.
Obama, 57, rocked a slick black leather jacket that fit his toned frame perfectly, pairing it with a matching shirt, gray jeans, and a pair of Chelsea boots. He fit in perfectly with the sporting crowd, yet stood out for the grace with which he carried himself.
Back in January when the Warriors chose to visit Obama over the current president, Donald Trump...
The 44th American president was ushered into the arena by Raptors team president Masai Ujiri and stopped on his way to share a handshake with the team’s super-fan, rapper Drake.
Obama sat courtside beside NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, according to PEOPLE and once the Jumbotron spotlighted him, the entire stadium erupted into cheers and subsequent chants of “MVP! MVP!!”
According to GQ, back in January when the Warriors chose to visit Obama over the current president, Donald Trump, the “Audacity of Hope” author promised the reigning NBA champions he would attend one of their games if they made it back to the Finals.
By the end of the game, the Warriors scored a 109-104 win against the Raptors, tying the best-of-7 NBA Finals series at one game apiece. The Raptors secured a 118-109 win only two days earlier.
Meanwhile, the former president’s stylish appearance brings to mind another bold statement he made
“Both teams play like teams. So their superstars are unselfish and just want results. Lesson Two is both teams draw from talent that is unexpected and international. … If you don’t know where the talent’s going to be, you have to give opportunity to everybody.”
Meanwhile, the former president’s stylish appearance brings to mind another bold statement he made back in February at a Duke-UNC game. Obama looked dapper in a ‘44’-monogrammed bomber jacket and matching pants, sending Twitter users into a meltdown.
Barack Obama speaks with ESPN analyst Maria Taylor at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Feb. 20, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina |Photo: Getty Images
The 44th POTUS is undoubtedly proving to be one very cool ex-president.