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.
We see you Mr President. Thank you!!! @Morethanavote #Blacklivesmatter https://t.co/4qqpVDgcto- LeBron James (@KingJames) October 1, 2020
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.
Always look forward to watching the NBA Finals--and tonight I had the chance to thank a great group of first-time poll workers with @morethanavote.- Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 1, 2020
It's critical that everybody votes in this election--by mail or in person if you can. Register to vote at https://t.co/d5gaMVt7hl. pic.twitter.com/KgW5DAxnvn
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.
We love that jersey, @paugasol 🖤 pic.twitter.com/qMyjz8N0Dn- Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 1, 2020
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