Obama Wants LeBron James in Chicago

by May 24, 2010

Like any true Bulls fan, the POTUS wants LBJ in black and red next season. Here’s an excerpt of his interview with Marv Albert: “If LeBron James isn’t sure he can win in Cleveland, President Barack Obama thinks there’s an opportunity with his hometown Bulls. ‘You know, like I said, I don’t want to meddle,’ Obama told TNT. ‘I will say this: (Derrick) Rose, Joakim Noah it’s a pretty good core. You know, you could see LeBron fitting in pretty well there.’ Obama was interviewed about a number of basketball subjects by broadcaster Marv Albert on the White House basketball court. The interview will be shown Tuesday night at 7 p.m. CT … ‘I think that the most important thing for LeBron right now is actually to find a structure where he’s got a coach that he respects and is working hard with teammates who care about him and if that’s in Cleveland, then he should stay in Cleveland,’ Obama said. ‘If he doesn’t feel like he can get it there, then someplace else.’ Obama compared James’ situation to the Bulls not winning until Michael Jordan had confidence in Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen and the rest of his teammates. Once that happened, Chicago won six NBA championships in the 1990s.”