Well, just when everyone was feeling sorry for President Obama because his wife was away for his birthday, he made real damn friggin’ delicious lemonade out of lemons – if these were ever lemons in the first place – and invited a kids’ fantasy team over to play basketball.
Here’s who came to play.
Pau Gasol, Carmelo Anthony, Shane Battier, Chauncey Billups, Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, Grant Hill, LeBron James, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Maya Moore, Alonzo Mourning, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Bill Russell, Etan Thomas, Dwyane Wade, and David West.
Kobe didn’t play since that would have been like introducing a nuclear weapon into the French and Indian War.
Nice touch adding Maya Moore of the WNBA in. I mean, maybe Obama didn’t mind having her around, but she’s clearly there to keep people like me from haranguing that he’s running with his wolf pack as usual and girls ain’t allowed.
Some were invited to nosh later at a barbecue for the birthday boy. And we’re told they are being served GULF Shrimp. Awwwww. I’m going to bribe one of the White House kitchen staff tomorrow to get a number on how many uneaten shrimp were thrown out, or served to the help.
So while Michelle was vacationing in the Spanish Riviera, the president summoned a dream team of courtiers to entertain him. Just a few weeks ago, you’ll remember, there was an all star rock concert in the East for the the president’s amusement, featuring Sir Paul McCartney dissing the previous, detested ruler.
It’s damn good to be the king.