6/24/2016 6:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
First Kobe … now Obama??
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.