President Barack Obama thanks Cavaliers for cementing 1996 Bulls as greatest team ever (video)

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The Cavaliers visited the White House today to commemorate their NBA championship, and you know what that means:

Jokes.

As he did when congratulating Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue, President Barack Obama kept his sense of humor. Among the highlights

  • Obama thanked J.R. Smith‘s shirt for showing up. “I wasn’t sure if it was going to make an appearance today. I’m glad you came. You’re a very nice shirt.”
  • A Bulls fan, Obama brought up Chicago. “By knocking off the Warriors, they cemented the 1996 Bulls as the greatest team off all time. So, your president thanks you for that.”
  • Obama praised “Richard Jefferson, Dahntay Jones providing leadership and providing inspiration to all of us old people that you can still do something at that age.”
  • The president singled out Iman Shumpert for delivering his daughter using headphones. “That was an All-Star move. You’ve got the MacGyver flattop, which we miss”
  • When presented a jersey, Obama – channeling LeBron James – quipped: “These sleeves get tight. Can I tear these out? Can I rip them?”