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Barack Obama gets 'M-V-P' chant during NBA Finals game

Drake wasn't the only famous fan in the spotlight during game 2 of the NBA Finals.
Credit: AP
Former President Barack Obama looks up during the first half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Former president Barack Obama received a warm welcome from the crowd in Toronto during game 2 of the NBA Finals. 

Obama sat next to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver across the court from the Toronto bench. 

He got a loud ovation and "MVP! MVP!" chants when he was shown on the video boards and introduced during the second quarter of the game. 

The Golden State Warriors would go on to beat the Raptors, 109-104, to even up the series at one game a piece.