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Click through the slideshow above to see the best Obama + Silver memes from Sunday night.
President Barack Obama became easily the biggest name to attend the 2019 NBA playoffs on Sunday when he showed up to Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena.
He dapped up Drake. He got a standing ovation from the Raptors faithful at Scotiabank. And he sat next to NBA commissioner Adam Silver to watch the game.
It was that third occurrence that got NBA fans going. People watching the game took to Twitter to make fun of the odd-ish pairing at Game 2. Most of the reactions were focused on a photo of Obama leaning over, smiling, and saying something to Silver while the commissioner looked uncomfortable.
One basketball fan, Corey E. Cohen, tweeted, “Barack Obama: I could have your job in 4 seconds if I wanted it,” and then posted the photo of Silver looking uncomfortable.
A couple of basketball fans made references to the Lakers. In one of them Silver attempts to ask about how John F. Kennedy got murdered when Obama interrupts and says, “Nah fam, tell me how the Lakers got the 4th pick.”
Leigh Ellis of “The Starters” on NBATV suggested that Obama was trying to get Silver to let him coach the Lakers.
Another basketball fan, Kieran Doyle, who was likely displeased with the officiating in the game, tweeted that “Obama called Adam Silver out during the TV break and he told the refs to fix up.”
Some people suggested that Donald Trump is going to be jealous. Some suggested that Silver brought Obama in to speak to Drake about his sideline antics.
Finally, NBA reporter Kerith Burke suggested that Obama was asking Silver about the Warriors’ propensity to make a comeback after halftime in some games. “Is this one of those third quarters I heard about?” she imagined Obama asking Silver.
Drew Costley is an SFGATE editorial assistant. Email: email@example.com.
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