Obama Acknowledges Los Angeles Lakers and Seattle Storm For Their Championship Wins and Praises Social Justice Stand From Gamers

Barack Obama

The United States' No. 1 sports fan made sure to recognize the championships won by the current NBA champions, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the current WNBA champions, the Seattle Storm. He also mentioned the racial justice stance that many professional basketball players in both leagues have taken amid the unrest over the protest against police brutality and racism against people of color. Former President Barack Obama gained weight Twitter to explain how proud he is of the players who promote citizen participation.

Congratulations to the @Lakers and @Seattlestorm on their championship wins! Proud of all the NBA and WNBA teams and players who have used their platforms to advocate racial justice and promote citizen participation this season.

– Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 12, 2020

Obama also extolled his friendship with current NBA Finals MVP, LeBron James, as he congratulated the businessman and philanthropist on yet another championship and leadership on and off the pitch.

Proud of my friend @KingJames for his fourth title, fourth final MVP, and for not only living up to the hype after seventeen seasons, but for him as an exceptional leader both on the pitch and in public, for education and social justice fights, surpasses and our democracy. pic.twitter.com/2IB3ZDI4Nf

– Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 12, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals last Sunday night. They won the best-of-seven series by winning four games against the two Miami could win. This championship helps the Lakers bond with their rival, the Boston Celtics, to earn their 17th NBA title.

Last Tuesday, the Seattle Storm ended their fourth WNBA title with a 92-59 win that ended a three-game battle against the Las Vegas Aces.