The President just announced he finally "hung it up" -- and will no longer play competitive basketball games.
54-year-old Obama revealed the move during a phone call with Cleveland Cavs coach Ty Lue -- saying he actually "hung it up about 2 years ago."
The reason? Fear of injury.
"You know, I had too many friends ... seen that achilles pop ... being in a boot for 6 months."
For years, Obama was a regular in pick up games -- and was praised for being a pretty good player. In fact, he once played in a game with LeBron, Dwyane Wade, Magic Johnson, D-Rose and Carmelo Anthony.
Now, it seems those days are over -- but there are reports B.O. wants to own an NBA team after he's done being the leader of the free world.
LeBron James went full Richard Pryor during his speech at the Cavaliers championship parade ... shocking fans and giving TV censors heart attacks.
We can't recall the King ever dropping even a single 4-letter word on camera, but this time on the mic he let loose -- working the stage like a stand-up comedian -- even though kids, including his own, were watching.
Check out the highlights. It's LBJ's championship and he'll cuss if he wants to!
LeBron James is channeling his inner-Birdman ... telling his haters straight up, "Put some respeck on my name!"
Bron just issued a love letter to his critics ... putting 'em all on blast for doubting his ability and insinuating he's a crap stirrer behind the scenes.
"They said u lost a step, wasn't explosive as once was, the best days was in the real view, questioned your drive, your leadership, your commitment, you don't have killer instinct, going back home is the worst mistake in your career, he got the coach fired, players traded, won't work between him and Kyrie, Him and Kev won't work, love your teammates to much, there's no way he can deliver a championship in his hometown, etc etc etc.... But guess what THATS NONE OF MY BUSINESS."
Then came the hashtags -- "#StriveForGreatness #ThisOneIsForTheLand #PutSomeRespeckOnMyName Hahahaha!!! Yes sir"
As if the Cavs needed another reason to clinch Game 7 ... a Cleveland bar is offering LeBron and co. FREE FOOD FOR LIFE if they bring home the title this Sunday!!
Red Bar and Lounge -- about a 20 minute drive from Quicken Loans Arena -- is pumped about the potential victory and said, if they win, they will hook up every single player on the roster with free grub for life.
One of Red Bar's owners, Maha Metri, tells TMZ Sports, "Cleveland has been waiting for over 50 years for a championship. With one game away LeBron and the team can make the city's dream come true."