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!”
“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!
"He's more than just an internet meme," Obama said today at the White House— right before the Crying Jordan meme came to life pic.twitter.com/c5nlwsn9dz
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