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Fans React after Michael Jordan Docuseries Refers to Barack Obama as "Former Chicago Resident"

Comfort Omovre
Apr 23, 2020
09:15 A.M.

In one of the episodes of Michael Jordan's docuseries, "The Last Dance," Barack Obama was introduced as a "Former Chicago Resident," and fans took to social media to react to the hilarious description.

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The first two episodes of ESPN's docuseries about former NBA player Michael Jordan's career with the Chicago Bulls basketball team have been recently released.

The episodes detailed Jordan's rise with the Bulls and his relationship with the board in charge of the team. They also shined some light of the team's coach at the time, Phil Jackson.

Barack Obama smiles up at National Basketball Association Hall of Fame member and legendary athlete Michael Jordan before awarding him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House November 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. | Photo: Getty Images

Barack Obama smiles up at National Basketball Association Hall of Fame member and legendary athlete Michael Jordan before awarding him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House November 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. | Photo: Getty Images

A number of people were interviewed for the series, including two former U.S presidents, Barrack Obama and Bill Clinton.

Obama, who grew up in Chicago, opened up about his inability to obtain tickets for the Bulls game while growing up. He said,

"When Michael first came to town, I didn't have the money to buy tickets for a Bulls game, even the discount ones back in the day ... I was pretty broke."

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Michael Jordan takes part in a ceremony honoring the 2020 NBA All-Star game on Feb. 17, 2019 in North Carolina | Photo: Getty Images

Michael Jordan takes part in a ceremony honoring the 2020 NBA All-Star game on Feb. 17, 2019 in North Carolina | Photo: Getty Images

The 44th president of the United States of America added that Jordan did a great job of putting Chicago on the map. What stood out, however, in the episode, is Barack Obama's description, which read "Former Chicago Resident" in his chyron.

He has also won the AP Athlete of the Year for three consecutive years.

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Fans responded to Obama's "new title" with a number of reactions on social media. One fan took to Twitter and said, "My new goal in life is to meet the person who decided Barack Obama would be "Former Chicago Resident."

One person referred to the title as quite the "understatement," while another fan joked in a tweet, "I thought I recognized that former Chicago resident."

The description of Obama was revealed to not be a roast by the director of the docuseries, Jason Hehir. He explained that the former U.S presidents had specified precisely how they would be introduced in the docuseries.

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In 2016, Michael Jordan was honored by Obama with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The former president gave an appraisal to the retired NBA player and recognized him as an epitome of greatness.

Micheal Jordan, who's being celebrated, is a 6-time NBA champion who has won the Finals MVP award six times too. He has also won the AP Athlete of the Year for three consecutive years.

Jordan had 14 appearances at the NBA All-Star game and won regular season's MVP award three times throughout his career.

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