“Whoah, whoah, whoah!” responded one stunned spectator.
“That’s I what do,” Obama bragged just a little as he strode off the court.
He later tweeted a clip of the feat, with the message “Shoot your shot” and a link to iwillvote.com.
James shot back on Twitter: “You just showing out now my friend!! ... Ok ok I see. All cash!”
The court where Obama nailed his three-pointer was at Flint Northwestern High School, where a number of NBA players got their start.
Obama often played basketball when he was in the White House.
In the new documentary “The Way I See It,” Obama’s White House photographer, Pete Souza, recalled the time he captured the former president blocking a shot by former NBA player Reggie Love. As Obama walked away from the court, he asked Souza: “Did you get that block?”
Twitter followers couldn’t help comparing Obama’s three-pointer to Trump’s “shots,” like the time he chucked rolls of paper towels at Puerto Rican hurricane survivors in 2017.