President Barack Obama recognized 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday. The medal is the highest civilian honor that the president can give, and the people in attendance included the likes of Vin Scully, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ellen DeGeneres and Michael Jordan.
Obama, a huge basketball fan, poked fun at Jordan with a joke about Space Jam that had the entire room laughing hysterically.
“Today, we celebrate extraordinary Americans who have lifted our spirits, strengthened out union, pushed us towards progress. I always love doing this event, but this is a particularly impressive class. We’ve got innovators and artists … public servants, rabble rousers, athletes, renowned character actors, like the guy from ‘Space Jam.'”
Even Jordan himself couldn’t stop laughing. He’s more than just an internet meme.
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