President Obama Surprises Young, Others At NBA Charity Event

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Trae Young meets 44.

Former President Barack Obama surprised NBA players, including Trae Young and volunteers who were stuffing backpacks full of supplies for Chicago-area youth at WinTrust Arena on Friday.

Obama spoke privately to Young and New Orleans’ Zion Williamson at the NBA Cares charity event.  The 44th president is among those whose followed the former Oklahoma standout's meteoric rise to whose stardom.

“He just loves watching me,” Young said, via Chicago Tribune. “He watches me all the time and was telling me how it’s going to turn for the Hawks in the future, and it’s crazy that he knew all these different things about me.”

Young, 21, is averaging 29.7 points, third-best in the association, which earned the second-year guard an Eastern Conference starting role in the NBA All-Star game Sunday.

Young, fellow Sooner, Buddy Hield will participate in tonight's 3-point contest 8 pm/ct on TNT.

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