WATCH: Former president takes in Celtics-Bulls game in Chicago


One of the world's most famous basketball fans had a firsthand look at the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

The 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, was in attendance at the United Center on Wednesday as the Celtics took on his beloved Chicago Bulls in a game with major seeding implications for both teams in the Eastern Conference.

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Obama, who served as an Illinois Senator prior to taking office at the White House, is a renowned basketball fan, as well as a fan of all things Chicago sports (although he prefers the White Sox to the Cubs). He appeared in ESPN's The Last Dance under the tag line "Former Chicago Resident" while discussing Michael Jordan and the Bulls of the 1990s.

Obama couldn't have been pleased with what he saw from his hometown team in the first half against the Celtics, who opened up a 67-51 lead over the Bulls at the break.

The former president may not like it, but it would seem as though Boston has found its ideal first-round opponent in the postseason.

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