Twitter Had The Best Responses To How Barack Obama Showed Up In ESPN's Docuseries On Michael Jordan
The internet had a good laugh when the former president popped on screen, only to be referred to as a "former Chicago resident."
April 20, 2020 at 8:04 pm
Americans were tuned into ESPN on Sunday to watch The Last Dance, a new 10-hour documentary about NBA legend Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
The documentary dominated social media Sunday night, with people discussing Jordan's legacy and the dynamics of the team behind the six-time champion, the Chicago Bulls.
Amid conversation about the dominant basketball team, the internet zoned in on another moment. During an interview with former President Barack Obama about the Bulls' effect on pop culture and the city of Chicago, a label appeared identifying him as merely a former resident.
Obama spoke at length about being a huge Bulls fan at the time and being too broke to afford the team's high-priced tickets.
“When Michael first came to town, I didn’t have the money to buy tickets for Bulls games, even the discount ones back in the day. I was pretty broke, but suddenly you have a sports figure that puts Chicago on the map and that everybody was able to rally around,” Obama said in the documentary.
The Athletic spoke with director Jason Hehir about the decision to label the former president as just a Chicago resident, and there was actually a sincere explanation.
Hehir told The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch that the titles were based on where the person was in their life at the time, explaining that this is also why Bill Clinton was referred to as the former governor of Arkansas.
The documentary takes an in-depth look into Jordan's rise to superstardom, his journey to becoming the best NBA player ever and the Bulls team that surrounded him.
Here were some of the best responses from Twitter.