12. He Played Varsity Basketball in High School
Barack Obama’s favorite sport is basketball, and he’s done a lot to promote the sport at the White House. There had never been any baller who had called the White House home, so he had to make some changes on the property. Namely, a quality basketball court.
Barack’s love of basketball began at an early age, and he played on competitive teams throughout school, even making his high school varsity squad. There are many different versions as to the legend of Barry O’Bomber, his on-the-court nickname, but the only thing that really matters is the fact the nickname exists.
Now in his 50s, President Obama still loves to hit the hardwood whenever possible. We imagine he’s one of those guys who would show up to your open gym in college with a few other 50-year-old friends. These guys can never be beaten, and they run the court all night.