Obama Stayed on Air Force One to Watch Final Minutes of Game 7 of the NBA Championship

The first family was returning from Yosemite Valley, California.

ByBrian Mcbride
June 20, 2016, 12:32 AM

— -- Dads across the country were glued to their seats watching the final moments of Game 7 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors on Father's Day -- including the commander-in-chief himself.

President Obama and his family stayed aboard Air Force One to watch the final nail-biting minutes of the game after landing at Joint Base Andrews on Sunday night, the White House confirmed to ABC News.

The first family was returning from Yosemite Valley after a trip to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico and Yosemite National Park in California.

Air Force One had touched down at Andrews at 10:19 p.m., with less than two minutes remaining in the deciding game between the Cavaliers and Warriors.

At 10:37 p.m., moments after LeBron James and the Cavaliers finally brought a championship home to Cleveland, the president jogged down the steps of Air Force One followed by his daughters, Malia and Sasha, and First Lady Michelle Obama.

PHOTO: President Obama and first family exit Air Force One on return to Washington at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., June 19, 2016, after visiting the Yosemite National Park this weekend.
President Barack Obama, left, daughters Malia and Sasha and first lady Michelle Obama exit Air Force One on return to Washington at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2016, after visiting the Yosemite National Park this weekend in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the creation of America's national park system.
Jacquelyn Martin/AP

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