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Brooklyn Nets hook up Michelle Obama with jersey

The Brooklyn Nets on Saturday gave former first lady Michelle Obama her own No. 44 jersey.

The NBA team wrote in a tweet that even though “she’s from Chicago,” they “had to hook her up” with a jersey because Obama made two stops at their arena on her current book tour.

“We know she’s from Chicago, but ‘s book tour made two stops at this month, so we had to hook her up,” the Nets tweeted.

{mosads}Obama made two visits this month to the Barclays Center, the arena where the Nets play their home games. She is currently on tour to promote her memoir, “Becoming.”

“Becoming,” which was initially released last month, quickly became the best-selling book of 2018. Total sales for the book have already topped 3 million.

Her husband, Barack Obama, served as the 44th president of the United States.

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