There was a special guest last night at game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat, Former President Barack Obama!
During the First Quarter, the camera panned over to the virtual crowd, including basketball legends Shaq, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Pau Gasol, Dwyane Wade, and front and center was President Barack Obama.
"I hear I'm sitting next to Shaq," exclaimed Obama after signing on. "I am honestly not the main event tonight but I wanted to come on to give a shoutout to all the folks who are volunteering as poll workers in this upcoming election."
His statement was met with applause from the rest of the crowd.
"It can be a thankless job, it's not one of those things that you think about but it is absolutely vital for our democracy and I appreciate you," continued the former President. "Hopefully, all NBA fans will appreciate you when they see those shorter lines at the polling places. Democracy doesn't work if just a few people do it. You know, that's like playing with half the team. But it's only that way if people aren't participating. If people get involved then we get the best of us and that's what I'm hoping is going to happen."
Then Obama went on to watch the Lakers beat the Heat, and lead the NBA Finals 1-0.
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