Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

President Obama weighs in on Bulls firing Tom Thibodeau

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — President Barack Obama not only plays basketball, but he’s an NBA fan, particularly of the Chicago Bulls, where he lived before becoming President. So it’s no big surprise that with today’s news of the Bulls firing of coach Tom Thibodeau, President Obama was asked about it on Twitter. And he was happy to give his two cents on the matter…

President Obama gets personalized Jordans

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last week, President Barack Obama was in Oregon, and he stopped at the Nike campus in Beaverton to give a speech to assembled Nike folk, including a bunch of Jordan employees. Well, no one leaves campus empty-handed, so the people at Jordan put together a special gift just for the President, who is of course an avowed hoops head…

President Obama hits game winner against Paul Pierce

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s not entirely clear what’s happening here, other than President Obama, several members of the Washington Wizards, and a bunch of kids are involved in some sort of shooting contest on a court at the White House. As the video starts, a bunch of people take shots and President Obama sinks his jumper. And then Obama goes over to Paul Pierce and makes sure he knows about it.

As John Wall said later…

(via CBS)

Steph Curry visits the White House


VIDEO: Curry White House

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — For most athletes, a visit to the White House happens only if you’ve managed to win a championship or a title. But with the Golden State Warriors in Washington D.C. earlier this week, Stephen Curry found time to stop by the White House one morning. Curry has long been involved in the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets anti-malaria initiative, and while in D.C., he joined several experts on the subject. After the conference, he managed to swing by the Oval Office to spend some time with President Obama, as you can see in the video above, and the President’s dogs, as you can see below…

San Antonio Spurs visit the White House


VIDEO: Spurs White House

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — A few days ago we saw pictures of the Chicago Bulls taking a tour of the White House. But what we didn’t see was arguably the most important part of the White House: The President. As we noted in that Bulls post, a visit with the president at the White House is traditionally a perk of winning an NBA title. And yesterday, eight months after winning the 2014 NBA title championship, while in town to face the Washington Wizards, the Spurs spent the afternoon at the White House.

After praising the Spurs for overcoming their age and making themselves one of the league’s most exciting teams, President Obama told the Spurs, “If you guys need any tips on winning back to back, you know where to find me.”


VIDEO: Spurs White House 2

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Good visit at the white house today, i look like i know what i am talking about

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What more could I ask for… Great day meeting the president of the United States 🇺🇸

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The Chicago Bulls visit the White House

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Usually NBA teams get to pay a visit to the White House after winning an NBA championship, where they spend a moment with the President and smile and take a few pictures. But the Chicago Bulls have a special hook-up — President Barack Obama is from Chicago and is on record as a Bulls fan. So last night with a night off in Washington D.C., the Bulls took a team visit to the White House. Luckily we have their social media accounts to document the trip…

Aaron Brooks‘ selfie game is strong, even in the White House…

But so is Nazr Mohammed‘s…

A few pics from our tour of the White House 2day. It was great to do it again #DC #WhiteHouse

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Mr. President

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I don't think I look half bad dressed up a little.

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(via Chicago Tribune)

Ray Allen plays golf with Obama

By Jeff Case

After the Miami Heat lost in The 2014 Finals, there was some talk that the NBA’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made, Ray Allen, might hang ’em up for good this summer. A recent report indicates that Allen, an unrestricted free agent, is ready to play next season — although he hasn’t decided where.

While he makes up his mind, Allen has taken to the links and gotten in a few rounds the last few days. First, he held his Ray Allen Golf Tournament at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. From there, he managed to get in some golf with the leader of the free world, President Barack Obama

Guess who I'm playing golf with today? #farmneck

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Playing with the POTUS

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18 holes with Cyrus Walker, Ahmad Rashad, and The POTUS. #74

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Kobe’s scouting report on President Obama

By Lang Whitaker, NBA.com

Los Angeles Lakers Championship Education & Service Project

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Los Angeles Lakers have had a nightmare of a season, with injuries eliminating most of their core and forcing the team to plan ahead to next season. Which might explain why in their just released team photo, Kobe doesn’t look like the happiest fellow, although Kobe meeting with the Wish kids seems to brighten his day.

But yesterday while on The Dan Patrick Show, Kobe was asked about playing pick-up ball with President Barack Obama. To whom would Kobe compare the President? How about Tiny Archibald?

To hear Kobe on this and more, check out the entire interview below…


VIDEO: Kobe On Dan Patrick Show

The Miami Heat Visit The White House


VIDEO: Miami Heat celebrate 2013 championship at White House

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the perks of winning a championship in American sports is the annual trip to the White House. Earlier today, the Miami Heat made a return trip to the White House to visit President Obama. As with all things Heat, they did a thorough job chronicling the trip through social media…

@kingjames @dwyanewade @rayn34 & I ready to meet the president. Always a privilege. #distinguishedgentlemen

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Hotel Hallway selfie pt2… presidential flow…#justmeandmygirlfriend #unionwade #whitehousebetterbeready

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Your 2013 NBA Champion @MiamiHEAT are moments away from being honored by President Obama!

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Presenting the president with his nickname jersey…

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On stage with President Obama!

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President Obama after receiving his @miamiheat gifts

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Obama Imitates John Starks At The White House

by Zettler Clay IV

If your mind immediately went to the 1994 NBA Finals after reading this headline, then me and you are best friends probably too familiar with:

a) the New York Knicks
b) John Starks
c) the Houston Rockets
d) the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, and John Starks

At the Oval Office for Easter Day festivities, president Barack Obama dropped in on some children and Washington Wizards and decided to show them how much game their POTUS has. Except he didn’t.



Missing his first 18 shots, he shot an impressive 2-of-4 the rest of the way (unofficial report). Good lesson to part with for the kiddies: *Bad starts happen to the best of us. It’s how we finish that determines our character how many bad YouTube comments we can engender.

*Knicks fans, don’t hate me for making that Game 7 reference. I’m your friend, I assure you.