President Barack Obama endorses Bulls signing Jimmy Butler

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The Bulls big free agent move h

as the Presidential Seal of Approval.

President Barack Obama revealed via Twitter that he is a fan of the team’s move to re-sign guard Jimmy Butler to a max contract.

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The president hosted a question-and-answer segment on the social media platform Tuesday and someone asked the former Illinois senator, who has a well-documented love for basketball, what he thought about the signing.

Chicago is Obama’s adopted hometown, so it makes since that he would be excited about the Bulls keeping an All-Star guard and rising star in the fold.

Butler has reportedly agreed to a 5-year, $95 million dollar extension with the Bulls. He averaged a career-high 20 points per game in the 2014-15 season en route to his first-ever NBA All-Star selection and was named the league’s Most Improved Player.

It appears that though Obama may reside in Washington, Chicago is still close to his hoops heart.