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President Barrack Obama gave out the highest possible civilian honor to Michael Jordan and a few other big names in the sports industry today. There were a total of 21 recipients of the prestigious award but the sports award winners include Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Vin Scully.
President Obama explained MJ’s significance and reason for deserving this honor by stating, “There is a reason you call somebody ‘the Michael Jordan of’. The Michael Jordan of neurosurgery, or the Michael Jordan of rabbis, or the Michael Jordan of outrigger canoeing. Everyone knows what you’re talking about”.
Obama went on to say that all of the people awarded have “touched him” in their own special way throughout his life. It’s no doubt that getting any award from our President is an honor let alone an award as important as this one.
Watch the video of Michael Jordan receiving his award below.
Michael Jordan receiving Medal Of Freedom from President Barack Obama pic.twitter.com/3R03t0nexi
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