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Obama B-Ball is CLOSED to the Press

President Obama plans to shoot some hoops tonight after a fundraising dinner co-hosted by Michael Jordan. The White House has barred reporters.

I would assume both Obama AND Jordan want the press kept far away. Obama because he could only look much worse than Jordan, and Jordan because he could only look much worse than himself.

Tickets for the dinner, which will include other present and former NBA players, are $20,000 per person, which is part of the reason why I can’t make it.

I think there are a couple of $3 raffle winners who will also attend and get to shoot some hoops with Obama and Jordan. That’s how the contest was billed.

Actually, Obama is quite good at basketball.

Certainly beats those videos we used to see of Bill Clinton jogging around like a ripe tomato.

Here’s a sport Obama definitely should not be filmed participating in.

31 Responses to Obama B-Ball is CLOSED to the Press

  1. Maybe this is why the press is not ‘invited.’ From The Weekly Standard:

    This evening in New York City, President Obama will be fundraising with “NBA heroes,” according to his spokesman. Those “heroes” include Michael Jordan (who is also a failed baseball player), Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, and, perhaps most interestingly, Carmelo Anthony.

    Anthony helped make the pro-drugs YouTube video called “Stop Snitchin.”

    “Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony is featured in an underground DVD that is circulating in his hometown of Baltimore, Md,” the Denver Channel reported.

    The DVD is called “Stop Snitching” and shows alleged drug dealers talking about what happens to people who cooperate with the police, and Anthony is standing next to one of them.

    He is also seen on the DVD talking about his Olympic bronze medal and saying that he threw it in a lake. The man he stands next to later goes on to tell how he would take care of snitches by “putting a hole in their head.” However, Anthony does not appear to be taking part in that portion of the discussion.

    • c’mon – Melo’s just keeping it real. I’m sure the cops that Melo is banging on were just acting stupidly.

      Don’t expect anyone to hold up a moral standard to anyone in the Ubama administration – I mean, why should they start at this point?

  2. I wonder if, after the game, Obama will be demanding to know what % Jordan paid in taxes on his income for the last 10 years, and if he’s done any investing in overseas banks.

  3. Sorry to contradict you K, ol boy but the POTUS is not “quite good at basketball” -not even on a fair Y league team. It’s pretty commonly known/accepted that C.Kellog while extremely respectful, let him win. And I have no problem w/ that but I’m tired of hearing the POTUS has ‘game’. The POTUS has gamed a lot of people and if that’s the context, I agree.

    btw: the Carmello Anthony drug association and admitting to throwing his medal in a lake is disappointing.

  4. The more he does this kind of ____, the more the MSM ignores, doesn’t report or glosses over, the more often we win. Keep it coming, you fools.
    It does seem as if rats are leaving the sinking ship?

  5. I can see why the press was kept out….Politico is reporting he told people at the basketball party that Todd Akin is a senator from Missouri….

    He is a congressman.

    This coming from a man who thinks there are 57 states in this country.

  6. “Actually, Obama is quite good at basketball.”

    Actually, he isn’t.

    His release is too slow, too low and his shot is flat. Any halfway decent high school player would knock that garbage into the middle of next week.

  7. Why does Obama associate himself with a business with discriminatory hiring practices?

    Using Democrat logic, all races should always be proportionately represented in every field. If this is not the case, it proves disparate impact.

    According to the 2010 Census, “Non-Latino White” is 53.7% of the population. Do you see over half of basketball players being white?

    “Non-Latino African American” is only 12.2% of the population, while Latinos are 14.3%. Why do we not see more Latino players than African American?

    And where are the 4.7% “Non Latino Asian Americans”?

    Obama would actually help balance the scales as one of the 1.9% “Two or More Races”, had he not chosen (again) to deny his White heritage and check only “Non Latino African American”.

    Someone call Holder quick, so he can shut down this obviously racist employer. Obama can be a witness!

  8. “It’s very rare that I come to an event where I am the fifth or sixth most interesting person”! Is it any wonder that he bans the Press? He is a legend in his own mind. He is the most boring, least interesting, inconsequential braggart I’ve even seen on a national stage. He’s too stupid to know how ignorant he is.