In addition to stabilizing an economy in crisis and drastically reducing the number of people without insurance, the 44th president left behind a legacy of loving sports—not just as a fan, but as an avid pickup basketball player.
And the lefty played to win, going hard enough to cause injury to himself or others on occasion.
“Basketball is a physical, contact sport,” said Rey Decerega, the director of programs at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, who in 2010 accidentally busted Obama's lip open with his elbow. “It was something I think could have probably happened at any time, especially because he likes to play hard. It just happened that I was the person who unfortunately elbowed him.”
To send him off, Bleacher Report assembled a highlight reel of Obama killin' cats on the court.