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Michael Jordan, the famous denim icon, received the Presidential Medal Of Freedom from President Obama this afternoon at the White House, along with Vin Scully and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. While introducing the inductees, Obama ribbed MJ and called him “the guy from Space Jam.” I hope Kevin Durant is someday referred to as “the guy from Thunderstruck.”

Obama then became the highest-ranking public official to make a Crying Jordan joke.


To be clear: Michael Jordan is actually the guy from the shoe company.