Watch Kevin Johnson Introduce President Obama to Chicago Bulls Theme
The Sacramento mayor and ex-NBA guard broke out his phone at the White House.
By CHRIS GOOD
January 23, 2015, 11:04 PM
• 1 min read
-- Kevin Johnson may have lost to the Chicago Bulls in the 1993 NBA Finals, but he swallowed his pride and gave a Bulls-themed introduction for President Obama at the White House on Friday.
Johnson, the Sacramento mayor and former Phoenix Suns guard, took the podium in the East Room before the president delivered remarks to the U.S. Conference of Mayors. After raving about the president's political and governing achievements, Johnson referenced Obama's reputation for talking--and playing--"a little hoop."
Johnson then pulled out his smartphone and played The Alan Parsons Project's "Siruis," used by the Chicago Bulls as the team's theme song.
Delivering an NBA-esque announcement, Johnson listed Obama as "standing six foot one, 180 pounds, southpaw, from Columbia University, via Punahou High School in Honolulu, the point guard of Pennsylvania Ave., the 44th president of the United States of America, Barack Obama!"
Obama thanked Johnson and noted that he thought Bulls walkout music must bring back bad memories for the former Suns guard.