NBA All-Stars, rookie phenom Zion marvel at fan Obama

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Since the game is being played in Chicago, it only makes sense former President Obama was on hand to help out. Obama is a huge basketball fan, and numerous players at the event were thrilled to meet him.

According to Elias Sports Bureau, Williamson is the first rookie since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976-77 to post a 30-point, five-rebound, five-assist game in fewer than 30 minutes.

They had the same initial reaction.

"It was insane", said Young, the 21-year-old Atlanta All-Star guard.

19-year-old Williamson was asked about working side-by-side with President Obama. and it was clear even hoop icons get star struck.

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Williamson was dumbfounded when Obama started rattling off his recent stats in Pelicans games. New Orleans is 5.5 games behind current 8-seed Memphis in the West, with the Trail Blazers and the Spurs sitting between the Pelicans and the Grizzlies in the standings. I was like, 'You're keeping up with me?

Eventually, Obama nestled in between Williamson and Trae Young and chatted with the two young players for 20 minutes while helping them add markers to the backpacks. The next morning, he was blown away that Obama wanted to talk about it.

"It was insane being able to stand next to him, talk to him", Young said.

Slowly, Obama weaved his way around the room and introduced himself to every player, student, volunteer and coach. He didn't take questions at the event but seemed particularly impressed by one boy who told him he had submitted a winning essay to earn the right to be there - though the Obama appearance was a surprise until the moment he walked through the door. Williamson said his meeting with Obama was one of his top life experiences. "He's a president, he's a young president who is really beloved by all of America but in particular the National Basketball Association family".

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