Athletes across the country took to social media to thank President Barack Obama for his time in office following his speech Tuesday night.
President Obama gave his farewell address in Chicago, highlighting the progress his administration made in office and saying a teary set of thank yous to First Lady Michelle Obama, his daughters Sasha and Malia, and Vice President Joe Biden.
The president, a well-documented Chicago sports fan and basketball fan, will welcome the Chicago Cubs championship team to the White House on Monday, just four days before President-elect Donald Trump assumes the office.
Some expressed pride in seeing Obama in office as the first black man to assume the role of Commander in Chief, while others commented on the contents of the speech.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 11, 2017
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) January 11, 2017
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) January 11, 2017
Thank you Mr. President. For Everything. We will miss you 🙏🏾. https://t.co/o97ijABvSA
— Victor Cruz (@TeamVic) January 11, 2017
My feelings are mixed as they always have been during the Obama presidency. I have been so proud to see a black family in the Whitehouse
— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) January 11, 2017
He will be sorely missed @stephennash. I remember this day vividly when we stopped by the White House while in town to play the Wizards. He was in the midst of rounding up support on the Hill for the Affordable Care Act bill. As always, he was so generous with his time, and genuinely interested and supportive of our many endeavors in acts of service. He was a thoughtful, classy, compassionate leader who I'm proud to have called POTUS! Thank you @stephennash for sharing this wonderful memory!! #👊🏾squad ・・・ #Repost @stephennash ・・・ It was all a dream. @realgranthill, How much will we miss this fella??
Whether you think he's been a good @POTUS or not, it's nice to listen to a leader who speaks like a respectful and mature human being.
— Jimmy Conrad (@JimmyConrad) January 11, 2017
That was the most beautiful description of "America" that I've ever heard. #Obama
— Jeb Brovsky (@JebBrovsky) January 11, 2017