Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

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 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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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…

A few selfies at the White House…. I really enjoyed my visit…

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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.

Dwyane Wade, Fashionista Extraordinaire: White House Edition

By Nick Margiasso

Monday afternoon, the Miami Heat were hosted by President Obama at the White House. It was an honor for, you know, being the best professional basketball team in the world last year. In return, it was an honor to be in the company of Dwyane Wade’s outfit — especially his shoes. President Obama even said so himself in good humor … I mean, how could he help himself.

Believe this:

“White House look…” — Dwyane Wade

Person not as on point as Dwyane Wade (PNAOPADWade): “What are you wearing to the White House?”

DWade: “You mean, besides a grey suit?”

PNAOPADWade: “Yeah.”

DWade: “Oh, just a classic pair of gangster wingtips that had a threesome with a pair of skateboard shoes and bowling shoes in a five-toned room made of gloss and suede.”

PNAOPADWade: “Ha ha. Oh yeah?”

DWade: (Pulling out kicks) “YYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!”

PNAOPADWade: (Eyes explode, turns to sand)

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No One Is Above The Kiss Cam, Not Even President Obama

by Micah Hart

The President of the United States is often referred to as the leader of the free world. The most powerful man on the planet. But even he, with the fate of the universe in the palm of his hands, is unable to resist when the Kiss Cam comes calling.

At Monday night’s exhibition game between Team USA and Brazil at the Verizon Center, President Obama and the First Lady were featured on the Jumbotron during everyone’s favorite timeout activity:



Michelle Obama wasn’t having it at first, but give the First Basketball Fan credit for being persistent.

UPDATE: Here is a view from the stands courtesy of Truth About It that shows the First Lady giving the First Rejection during Kiss Cam at first before the President finally wins her over.

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Shawn Marion poses how we all would pose at the White House

by Micah Hart

From ‘Trix’s twitter feed, taken at the White House this afternoon during the Mavericks’ visit with President Obama:

Yeah, I’d take the same picture too.

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NBA lockout affecting Basketball-Fan-in-Chief

by Micah Hart

President Obama makes his feelings known on the NBA’s labor situation yesterday at a rally in Orlando:

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