President Obama Calls Ty Lue
The Cleveland Cavaliers championship marked the city’s first major sports championship since the Browns won the NFL title in 1964.
Needless to say, a Cleveland team was long overdue for a call from the President of the United States.
President Obama spoke to coach Ty Lue just days after the Cavs made NBA history, coming back from a 3-1 deficit to eliminate the Golden State Warriors.
These days, anything and everything is recorded for posterity, so Cleveland fans can relieve the day their championship winning head coach talked to the most powerful man in the free world forever.
The Obama-Cavs connection is cool because anyone who’s paid attention during the eight years he’s been in office knows the President is the biggest basketball fan to work in the Oval Office.
Obama also showed off his sense of humor, begging Lue to tell J.R. Smith to “Put a shirt a on.”
Put that into the National Archives, for, oh I don’t know, forever.
Obama also has ties that go beyond the Cavs winning the title. Superstar LeBron James is a big Obama supporter. He’s actively campaigned for him and also helped Michelle Obama champion higher-education initiatives.