Before Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America, he was also a varsity athlete.
President Obama sported the No. 23 from his playing days with the Punahou High School in Hawaii, and one his game-worn high school jerseys is now being auctioned off to the highest bidder. So, are you interested? The final sale is expected to reach six figures, so good luck.
A game-worn jersey of former president Barack Obama from when he played for Honolulu’s Punahou High varsity basketball team is for sale by Heritage Auctions.— Front Office Sports (@frntofficesport) July 29, 2019
The highest bid currently sits at $29,000, with officials expecting it to command $100,000 or more. pic.twitter.com/S4F4DLFzXR
A fat $100,000 is the current estimation by Heritage Auction officials, but no one really knows quite how much somebody out there is willing to pay for an old basketball uniform worn by a former POTUS. There's not a ton of precedence for such a thing.
Unlike some politicians, Barack Obama has shown a high interest in basketball beyond other sports. In fact, he spent his election days shooting hoops to keep his nerves clam.
President Barack Obama spends voting day playing basketball at the gym pic.twitter.com/BHfn2jexTO— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) November 8, 2016
Plus, he also knows that a rim is not called a basketball ring. He's practically a pro!
Barack Obama clowns Ted Cruz for calling a basketball hoop a “basketball ring” pic.twitter.com/spFVWHJo0z— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) May 1, 2016
All jokes aside, Obama was a solid player back in the day. According to former teammate Mark Bendix, he "had a pretty good shot and really handled the ball well.”
I guess there isn't much that Barack Obama can't do.