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  1. candleman is offline
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    05-24-2010, 04:07 PM #1

    Hey Obama, keep your hands off!

    I'm telling you Havakasha, this Obama guy has gone too far this time! It's bad enough that he wants to be President of the United States. But now.....well just read this story from the Associated Press.

    Obama: If LeBron is looking, Bulls have good core
    By The Associated Press The Associated Press
    Sunday, May 23, 2010 4:48 PM EDT

    If LeBron James isn't sure he can win in Cleveland, President Barack Obama thinks there's an opportunity with his hometown Chicago Bulls.

    "You know, like I said, I don't want to meddle," Obama told TNT. "I will say this: (Derrick) Rose, Joakim Noah it's a pretty good core. You know, you could see LeBron fitting in pretty well there."

    Obama was interviewed about a number of basketball subjects by broadcaster Marv Albert on the White House basketball court. The interview will be shown Tuesday night at 8 p.m. EDT.

    James can become a free agent this summer, and his decision whether to leave the Cavaliers is one of the hottest topics in sports. Though he's never said he wants out of his native Ohio, there's speculation he'd consider it after the Cavaliers were knocked out of the playoffs in the second round by the Boston Celtics.

    "I think that the most important thing for LeBron right now is actually to find a structure where he's got a coach that he respects and is working hard with teammates who care about him and if that's in Cleveland, then he should stay in Cleveland," Obama said. "If he doesn't feel like he can get it there, then someplace else."

    Obama compared James' situation to the Bulls not winning until Michael Jordan had confidence in Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen and the rest of his teammates. Once that happened, Chicago won six NBA championships in the 1990s.

    "It wasn't until you got that framework around you that you could be a champion," Obama said. "Same thing happened with Kobe (Bryant). You know, I think that, first with Shaq (O'Neal) then later with (Pau) Gasol, you know, he's gotten that sense of a team around him and I think LeBron hasn't quite been able to get that yet. That's what he needs to find."

    I only have one thing to say to the President about this.

    As a guy who grew up in Cleveland and someone who thinks Lebron James is a great basketball player, I'd like to tell the President to keep his opinions to himself!!!! That's right, he should pick on someone else, like Sarah Palin or Newt Gingrich. They aren't nearly as well liked back home as Lebron is in Cleveland!

    Sometimes things get a little too intense in politics and I just wanted to lighten things up a bit.
    Last edited by candleman; 05-24-2010 at 04:09 PM.

  2. Havakasha is offline
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    05-24-2010, 04:11 PM #2
    Well i'm a Knick fan so i have to agree that this time Obama has crossed a line.