Chicago is home to deep dish pizza and of course, the Chicago Bulls NBA team that was a powerhouse in the 1990s. Chicago is also home of former U.S. President Barack Obama, who lived in the city before serving eight years in the White House from 2009-17.
Though their interactions were short, Obama told Hachimura that he would like to attend a Wizards home game soon. If he attends one this calendar year, it will be the first time in seven years since he attended a game in the building, and the first time in about 11 years since he watched a Wizards game.
Obama, a long-time Bulls fan, attended a Wizards game on Feb. 27, 2009 when they hosted Chicago. He also attended a Mystics game in 2010 and a USA Basketball friendly in July 2012 at the then-Verizon Center.
Today, Obama has a residence in Washington, D.C. in the Kalorama neighborhood not far from Chinatown. It would certainly be nice to see him sitting courtside to support the home team.