Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were two of 21 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients this afternoon at the White House.

Awarded the nation’s “highest civilian honor,” Jordan and Abdul Jabbar were lauded by President Obama for their on-and-off court efforts.

In the case of MJ, Obama noted “he [Jordan] is the definition of somebody so good at what they do that everybody recognizes it.”