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Former President Barack Obama was on the sidelines to witness Duke University's basketball match-up with the University of North Carolina on Wednesday night, tweeting his support for injured Blue Devils star Zion Williamson.
Obama looked concerned on the sidelines at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina as Williamson exited during the first minute of the fierce college rivalry with a knee injury.
Williamson - Play - Top - Key - Foot
Williamson was injured on a bizarre play in which he dribbled near the top of the key, planted his left foot, then fell to the ground as his left shoe shredded down the middle of the sole.
'Zion Williamson seems like an outstanding young man as well as an outstanding basketball player. Wishing him a speedy recovery,' Obama tweeted.
Game - North - Carolina - Duke - Mike
After the game, won by North Carolina 88-72, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski termed Williamson's ailment a 'mild knee sprain.'
Late in the first half, the Blue Devils announced Williamson would not return to the game.
Williamson - Sensation - Game - Points - Game
Williamson, a freshman sensation, entered the game averaging 22.4 points per game, the second-best mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The shoe he was wearing on Wednesday was the Nike PG 2.5, a Paul George-themed model, according to multiple media reports.
Duke - Years - Deal - Nike - Supplier
Duke is four years into a 12-year deal with Nike as the exclusive supplier of uniforms, shoes and apparel. The private school didn't disclose terms of the 2015 contract...
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