President, toronto raptors
heading into the summer, the Raps were in crisis. Absent major changes, the team was headed for another great season followed by an early playoff exit. Ujiri took action, swapping hometown star DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio for the mercurial, uber-talented Kawhi Leonard and the underrated guard Danny Green. Many fans were outraged. Drake wrote a lament for his departed Rap; Kyle Lowry avoided the press. But nothing heals wounds like winning, and the team, newly constructed, is better than ever. If the decision pans out, he deserves to be knighted.
friends in high places: Barack Obama visited his basketball camp in Kenya this past summer.