With news that LeBron James is returning to Cleveland, several stars have chimed in on the conversation — and so has the White House. During a press briefing on Friday morning, White House press secretary Josh Earnest was asked what the president thought of LeBron's choice, and he acknowledged that Obama is a "big fan" of LeBron. He added, "The fact that he's made this decision I think is a testament to the kind of values he has incorporated into his life and that he says he's interested in instilling in his children. So I think it's a pretty powerful statement about the value of a place that you consider home." Watch the video below for his full statement, and keep reading to see more celebrities' reactions to the news.
Side note: remember that time Michelle Obama dunked on LeBron?
Take a look at all the funny tweets about LeBron's decision, plus tweets from celebrities who offered their two cents on his choice.
Wow. @KingJames I know you don't read my tweets but that was an incredibly badass move. Good luck in Cleveland. Nice to see you head home.
— jake johnson (@MrJakeJohnson) July 11, 2014
SPORTSFACT: Cleveland is a "city." Follow this account for more #sportsfacts
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) July 11, 2014
I've never been this happy for a city I don't have a rooting interest in. Congrats, Cleveland. Bravo, LeBron.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) July 11, 2014
Class move @KingJames
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) July 11, 2014
I'm a Heat fan and I'm not even a little upset w Lebron.Cavs fans please save me the "how about giving us some credit for forgiving him?"
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) July 11, 2014
— Juan Pablo Galavis™ (@JuanPaGalavis) July 11, 2014
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