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Former President Barack Obama attends Game 1 virtually

From NBA Twitter and media reports

Former Lakers Shaquille O’Neal and James Worthy bracketed another celebrity among the virtual attendees in Game 1 of The Finals: Former President Barack Obama.

No fans are in attendance at The Finals, but the league is using video technology as throughout the seeding games and playoffs to give a simulated-audience feel to the games on the NBA campus in Orlando.

Obama, who plays the game and has a deft left-handed jumper, is a big fan of the NBA. He later revealed attending Game 1 alongside poll workers from More Than a Vote, and implored the American public to act in the upcoming Nov. 3 general election.

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