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NBA Finals 2020: Barack Obama headlines star-studded virtual crowd for Game 1

We're used to seeing an abundance of celebrities in attendance at the NBA Finals and Game 1 of the 2020 showpiece was no different.

Despite no fans being in the building, the NBA has improvised with their virtual seats, bringing a host of big names courtside - none more so than former President Barack Obama.

Obama was joined by a group of first-time poll workers for the upcoming elections in November, to highlight the importance of voting, in partnership with LeBron James' organisation More Than a Vote.

Plenty of NBA legends were also in the house alongside Obama, including James Worthy and Shaquille O'Neal - who were seated next to Obama - as well as Manu Ginobli, Ray Allen, Robert Horry, Robert Parish, Bill Walton, Clyde Drexler, Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade, Isiah Thomas, Julius Erving, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chauncey Billups, Paul Pierce, and Pau Gasol, who was rocking a Black Mamba edition no.8 Kobe Bryant jersey.

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