The series interviewed former President Barack Obama, and an on-screen graphic referred to him simply as “former Chicago resident.”
Director Jason Hehir explained previously to The Athletic that the 10-part documentary’s subject titles were meant to emphasize specific connections to the players.
Thus, Obama, who rose through the political ranks in Chicago while Jordan was a Bulls star, was given his less-decorated designation (as was former President Bill Clinton, who was called “former Arkansas governor” because he discussed ex-Bull Scottie Pippen’s days at the University of Central Arkansas.)
People on Twitter got a kick out of it.
Barack Obama (Former Chicago Resident)…..is that it!?!? That’s his title on here!?
— Joevid 17 (@2cold_joe) April 20, 2020
Donald Trump has so royally fucked the reputation of being called President of the United States that Barack Obama was like “nah, I’m just a former Chicago resident.” pic.twitter.com/wJmfzq05TW
Patches Chance (@patcheschance) April 20, 2020
Isn’t it absolutely insane to think that at the time of 80s Bulls, Barack Obama was just a regular ass resident in Chicago?
Our stories arcs are far from over!!
— The Great Blacksby (@Odaddy24) April 20, 2020
Best detail so far: Barack Obama, former Chicago resident.
— Judy Battista (@judybattista) April 20, 2020