Former U.S. president Barack Obama attends Game 2 of NBA Finals

Former U.S. president Barack Obama watches Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors at Scotiabank Centre on June 2, 2019. (Alex D'Addese/Sportsnet)

Former U.S. president Barack Obama is attending Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Toronto between the Raptors and Golden State Warriors on Sunday night.

Obama, a well-known basketball fan, has been in Canada for the last few days and spoke in Ottawa on Friday night.

Obama sat alongside NBA commissioner Adam Silver in the lower bowl at the game and was seen walking with Raptors president Masai Ujiri before tip-off.

The crowd at Scotiabank Arena chanted “MVP” during a second quarter break in the action and gave Obama a standing ovation.

Obama served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He hosted the Warriors at the White House in February 2016 after they won the NBA title a year prior.

The Raptors lead the best-of-seven series 1-0.

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