Barack Obama gets MVP standing ovation at NBA finals

Barack Obama gets MVP standing ovation at NBA finals

Former US president Barack Obama received an "MVP" standing ovation at last night's NBA finals.

Obama turned up to watch the game between the Raptors and the Golden State Warriors, which was held at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. He enjoyed the game while sitting next to NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

This is the warm welcome Obama was given by Canadian basketball fans: 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wasn't at the game, but Canadian fans seemed more than happy with his American replacement, welcoming him during the second quarter with an in-arena presentation.

This involved the former president being featured on a video board - a scene which caused fans in the arena to go wild and chant "MVP" before giving Obama a standing ovation.

Obama waving at the NBA finals. Credit: Getty

And judging by the smile on Obama's face, it's safe to say that he appreciated the warm welcome!

However, it wasn't just basketball fans who wanted an audience with Obama. According to USA Today, earlier in the evening, he had a "pleasant exchange" with Drake.

Meanwhile, President Trump has arrived in the UK for a three-day state visit. And prior to landing in Stanstead Airport this morning, he debuted a drastically different hairdo at a memorial service in Virginia.