Former president Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaJennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez's engagement win Obama's endorsement Pence lobbies anti-Trump donors to support reelection: report The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump attacks on McCain rattle GOP senators MORE was is in attendance Wednesday night for the Duke vs. University of North Carolina basketball game in Durham, North Carolina.

Obama, known to be an avid basketball fan, visited Cameron Indoor Stadium as a spectator at one of the most popular college hoops match-ups of the season between the top-ranked Duke Blue Devils and eighth-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels.

He was seen at the game just before tipoff Wednesday night with Secret Security detail following him closely.

A number of other celebrities also attended Wednesday night's game, including director Spike Lee and Ken Griffey Jr.

Speculation of Obama's possible attendance swirled Tuesday and Wednesday.


"If he comes, I'm going to be very excited," Duke player R.J. Barrett told reporters, according to USA Today. "This is a legendary game. Many people want to watch. It's going to be a great game."

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Obama has also openly participated in March Madness speculation, picking the Tar Heels to win over Duke in the 2017 tournament. UNC defeated Gonzaga University in the championship game that year.