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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 at 9:20 am  |  21 responses

Barack Obama Worried About Losing Entire NBA Season


Barack Obama has already talked about how the NBA lockout is negatively affecting him, and during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night, he expanded on his fears concerning the hoops work stoppage. From EOB: “Obama called the league’s current labor impasse ‘heartbreaking’ — the same word he recently used in Florida shortly after the NBA cancelled the first two weeks of its regular season — and suggested that the NBA’s players and owners turn to the National Football League, who reached its own new labor deal in time to save the 2011-2012 season, for guidance. ‘If you look at the NFL, they were able to settle theirs,’ Obama said. ‘I think they understood: ‘Players we’re making millions of dollars, owners some of us are worth billions of dollars, we should be able to figure out how to split a nine billion dollar pot so that our fans, who are allowing us to make all of this money, can actually have a good season.’ I think the owners and the basketball players need to think the same way.’ Leno then asked if Obama, a noted basketball aficonado, was worried that the entire season might be lost. ‘I’m concerned about it,’ the President admitted. ‘They need to just remind themselves that the reason they are so successful is because a whole bunch of folks out there love basketball. Basketball has actually done well, but these kinds of lockouts, a lot of times it takes a long time to recover.’”

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  • Kilo

    The President needs to be worried about Ben Bernake messing up the economy and OWS.

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    CHINA IS THE UNIMAGINABLY ENORMOUS ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM.

  • Red Star

    @Kilo Here here!

  • http://slamonline.com YKnoT

    Maybe he was too worried about getting Bin Laden and Ghadafi something we’ve been trying to do for years? Here here!

  • DeeDaw

    A lot of people who talk about “Obama should be worried about this not that” have clearly never graduated from university or gone on to Law school or any other type of post-undergrad because you would know that the brain is capable of “multi-tasking” and “worrying” about more than one thing at a time.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    @ DeeDaw Obama should be worried about what YKnot and Kilo are worried about Obama is worried about. If he was truly worried about this, then we wouldn’t all be worrying about the worries of worrying. I’m just saying.

  • Justin

    How about it’s actually OK for Obama to answer the question he’s asked? He was asked about the labour dispute in the NBA. What’s he supposed to say? “Never mind that, let’s talk about this?” Please!

  • Kevin

    @ Justin: Yes, he should of have said that. If he told Leno he was more worried about home foreclosures, joblessness and wages, he’d be seen as a caring leader. He’s already said twice or three times how much he’s worried ’bout the NBA… He ought to be careful and not look out-of-touch.

  • MUBWAR

    obama ain’t gotta worry about nothing. he got some sort of health care(nothing close to ours), killed a few american enemies and still working reforming the economy. He is getting his reelection.

  • flash

    the man wants his basketball, and so do you! give it a break

  • DeeDaw

    You guys are ridiculous.

    If you can’t afford university, at least go do a couple Sudoku puzzles and learn how to multi-task and use your brain properly.

    @NickThaQuick… Your sentence makes no semantical sense whatsoever. So, i can’t respond to you properly

    @Kevin… Looking out of touch because he is asked one question about basketball? GTFOH. You probably didn’t even watch the whole interview. Go back to watching Faux News if you want to know what “out of touch” is all about.

    @Mubwar… Hooked on phonics would be a good place to start.

  • 23

    We are all worried!!!! And SLAM, start posting IMPORTANT BASKETBALL NEWS & stop posting facebook updates!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rich

    david stern and billy hunter better watch out people obama doesnt like are dropping like flies these days. obama likes to act all soft then just waste people. him saying hes heartbroken might mean hes positioning seal team six as we speak

  • Red Star

    @DeeDaw Sorry to burst your bubble but you’re not as intelligent as you may think you are! SMH

  • hillbilly

    If the CiC is really that worried, he should just send in Seal Team Six and have those guys double tap Donald Sterling & the Maloofs…for starters.

  • Kevin

    @ DeeDaw: Don’t get your panties in a knot, bro. Leno’s dumb for even asking that question, but who the hell cares what the Prez says about the NBA? I wanna know what he’s gonna do to help me get a damn job, fool!

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    the obama deception

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    @ DeeDaw: Well, regardless of what’s possible, Obama still sucks at multitasking. And I’m pretty sure the same advertisers funding “Faux News” are some of the biggest campaign contributors to Obama. I guess watching Fox News indirectly helps Obama then, no?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Obama isn’t getting elected because of any accomplishments, and the same goes for any other candidate. He’s getting re-elected because, as of 2010, there are no more American laws limiting a politician’s campaign spending, which means there’s a good chance Obama/the Democrats will be spending over $1 BILLION (!) on his next campaign.
    Which means the corporate lobbies–the very corporations the people are protesting–still favor Obama as they did in ’08, and are willing to throw sh!t loads of money at his campaign, almost guaranteeing his re-election.

  • http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/a-quick-guide-to-the-issues-of-the-nba-lockout/2011/10/11/gIQAon1ZbL_story.html unf*ckwitable

    Obama needs to worry about how much money his country owes. You got some bad credit son.

  • justsomeguy

    Black Bush needs to stop worrying about the NBA and start worrying about the revolution that the 99% is about the throw down on his corporate America.

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