10/27/2015 20:55 EDT | Updated 10/27/2016 01:12 EDT

Obama takes in Bulls-Cavaliers basketball game during overnight in Chicago

CHICAGO — The nation's No. 1 basketball fan is sitting courtside as the Chicago Bulls open the NBA season against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

President Barack Obama is a lifelong Bulls fan. He's also a fan of Cavaliers forward LeBron James.

Obama was joined by his friend Marty Nesbitt for Tuesday's game at United Center in Chicago.

Darlene Superville, The Associated Press