This nickname was on account of Barack’s jump shot on the basketball court. In his senior year, Obama used these hoops skills to help his high school team to a 60-28 victory in the 1979 Hawaii State Championship! During Punahou High’s massive victory, Obama missed a free throw and scored a layup in the game’s closing minutes. The future president was never a superstar, but he did have something in common with the game’s greatest player - Barack Obama wore the number 23 two years before Michael Jordan’s freshman year at the University of North Carolina!
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