Watch: Steph Curry, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron and Other Athletes Thank President Obama

Stephen Curry, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James

Watch: Steph Curry, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron and Other Athletes Thank President Obama

A true inspiration, indeed.

Published January 20, 2017

From President Obama's farewell speech last week to the sight of him passing the torch to Donald Trump as the country's new commander-in-chief, it has been a whirlwind of emotions swirling around the 44th POTUS and what he meant to us.

Star athletes aren't any different.

Everyone from LeBron James to Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry and other star athletes have taken to their social media accounts to thank Barack Obama on his eight years of service.

Here are Obama's final tweets as POTUS and footage of him leaving today's inauguration in addition to athletes saluting the man.

  1. Obama's Final Tweets As POTUS, Leaving Today's Inauguration

    #PressPlay: Obama Out 😢😢😢 #POTUS

    A video posted by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on

    Giving us inspiration until the very end of his presidency.

  2. Whether it was around Obama's tweets this morning or following his farewell speech, athletes tipped their caps to the man – LeBron James even posted this video saluting him

    King James said it best — President Obama and the first family have been nothing but an "inspiration" to us all.

  3. Chris Paul Echoed Similar Sentiments on His IG

    Thank You!!! #44

    A photo posted by Chris Paul (@cp3) on

    CP3 needs to frame this shot, crediting President Obama with the assist.

  4. Thank You ... Enough Said

    THANK YOU!!! #StayMe7o

    A photo posted by @carmeloanthony on

    Thank you for your eight years of service and a lifetime of inspiration.

  5. Steph Curry Rocking That Damn Mouth Guard Even In A Game of Connect Four With The Commander-In-Chief

    @barackobama #44

    A photo posted by Wardell Curry (@stephencurry30) on

    Who won, though? Sorry, Steph, but we bet Barack took it.

  6. And ICYMI, the Splash Brother, rocked a presidential version of his kicks earlier this week

    Respect.

  7. Magic Johnson Chimed In

    Whatever Obama does in the future, we're sure he'll be great.

  8. Victor Cruz Will Miss Him ... Just like Us
  9. Bernard Hopkins Saluted The POTUS And FLOTUS WITH THIS POWERFUL PHOTO

    Power! Loyalty! Respect!

    A photo posted by Bernard Hopkins (@bhopdaalien) on

    Don't forget, grace, class, integrity and dignity, B-Hop!

Written by BET Staff

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