Barack Obama has become the ultimate basketball ambassador. People identify the new President with the game so much so, that sites like Baller-in-Chief have been started to track all things involving Barack and basketball.
The "basketball+Obama" trend continued today with an announcement that President Obama would be making his way to his first NBA game as President. The game will be a high drama contest between the President's hometown Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards. OK, so the game probably won't be that good. But it's still good to see President Obama getting a chance to take in his favorite sport.
In related news, the Chicago Bulls paid a visit to President Obama at the White House Thursday. I haven't heard any news of the proposed White House basketball court being completed. But you know that if it had been built, the President probably won't be spending much time giving the Bulls a tour of the Oval Office.
Anyhow, Barack seems to be breaking tradition in allowing his hometown Bulls to visit the White House. Usually teams have to win something to get a chance to come hang out with the President on Pennsylvania Ave. And we all know that the Bulls haven't won much of anything since 1998. With the number of NBA players that are Obama supporters, and given President Obama's love of basketball, I can understand why tradition has been thrown out the window, however. In fact, don't be surprised if all 30 NBA teams end up paying a visit to Obama by the end of his first term. You just never know.
Barack Obama to Attend First NBA Game as President on Friday originally appeared on NBA FanHouse on Thu, 26 Feb 2009 18:20:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.