President & First Lady Obama will be Honored During NBHHCM 2K11
President Barack & First Lady Michelle Obama will be named the first-ever honorary members of the NBHHCM (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month) Foundation during NBHHCM 2K11.
National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month (NBHHCM) was first proclaimed in June 2009 during the first-year of the Obama Administration. The Obama's are avid basketball fans. President Obama played high school basketball in Hawaii and wore the #23. The #23 is the same number worn by NBA icon legend Michael Jordan.
First Lady Obama has given her endorsement to "NBA Fit/Let's Move" to promote a more active lifestyle in a effort to fight child-obesity.
In the PSA, the First Lady encourages young fans to use the game of basketball to get 60 minutes of activity per day and discusses her family’s love of the game: “If you’re anything like our family, then you love to play basketball. It’s an amazing sport. Most importantly, playing basketball for just one hour a day is a great way to feel good and stay strong.”
NBHHCM 2K11 will honor the 65th Anniversary (June 11, 2011) date of when the NBA was founded on June 6, 1946 in New York City.
Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States when the NBA was founded in 1946.
President Obama is the 44th President of the United States. Obama's tenure as President is the 11th Presidency since President Truman . The NBA's 65th Anniversary celebration is during the year 2011. Jerry West who's likeness is the NBA logo wore the #44.
The NBA's 65th Anniversary (6-6-11) and the announcement of the 35th Anniversary of the NBA/ABA merger (6-17-11) of 1976 are 11-days apart as both Anniversaries combined equal the number 100 during the year 2011. This will be the only time in US history that both the NBA's Anniversary and the NBA/ABA merger of 1976 will celebrate 100-years of Anniversaries combined.
NBHHCM 2K11 will also honor the 75th Anniversary-year of basketball becoming an official sport at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Team USA defeated Canada 19-8 to win the first-ever gold medal in basketball. The 11-point victory adds to the Anniversary celebration in 2011.