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VIDEO: Michael Jordan Cries as Obama Calls Him 'More Than a Meme'

VIDEO: Michael Jordan Cries as Obama Calls Him 'More Than a Meme'

Michael Jordan teared up during the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony and became a meme in the process, which is ironic as the moment happened while he was praised for being “more than just an internet meme!”

The former basketball player was one of 21 stars honored by President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday afternoon (November 22) in Washington, D.C.

“He’s more than just an logo, more than just an internet meme,” Obama said in his speech. “He’s more than just a charitable donor or a business owner committed to diversity. There is a reason you call somebody ‘the Michael Jordan of’… and they know what you’re talking about, because Michael Jordan is the Michael Jordan of greatness. he is the definition of somebody so good at what they do, that everybody recognizes it. That’s pretty rare.”

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest individual honor that a U.S. civilian can receive!

10+ pictures inside of Michael Jordan at the ceremony…

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  • Mike Gallett

    Does the president not know english though? “An logo”? Really?

  • Joy

    That’s beautiful. :)

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