Barack Obama makes surprise appearance at Game 2 of the NBA Finals

Former President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night in Toronto between the Raptors and Warriors.

Obama’s plans to attend the game were not revealed until a few hours before tip-off, and he was originally reported to be attending the game with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Trudeau ended up watching the game from home, but Obama was seen entering the arena alongside Toronto Raptors owner Masai Ujiri.

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Obama frequently plays golf with Warriors superstar Stephen Curry, and the two have developed a close friendship over the past few years.

In February, Obama, Curry and singer John Legend headlined a three-day event in Oakland for the former president’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.

The event brought “hundreds of young men of color” together to discuss “reducing youth violence, growing impactful mentorship programs, and improving life outcomes for boys and young men of color.”

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After the Warriors won the 2018 NBA Finals, the team decided to visit Obama at his Washington home instead of visiting President Donald Trump in the White House.

Eric Ting is an SFGATE staff writer. Email: eric.ting@sfgate.com | Twitter:@_ericting

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