President Obama ‘Absolutely’ Wants to Own an NBA Team

In an interview for GQ with Bill Simmons, President Obama talked about a whole bunch of stuff. Simmons asked the Commander-in-Chief about Derrick Rose and if he would ever throw down some green for an NBA squad.

Obama also explained how Michael Jordan’s worst games helped him.

From GQ:


Would you ever want to be part of the ownership for an NBA team?




Would it have to be the Bulls, or would it have to be somebody else?


Well, you know, I know [Jerry] Reinsdorf pretty good—he’s not giving that thing up anytime soon. But I have fantasized about being able to put together a team and how much fun that would be. I think it’d be terrific.


Who’s more untradable, Derrick Rose or Jay Cutler?


[pause] Oh, I think Rose still has more upside. Remember, Rose is still awfully young.


So you haven’t given up on Rose?


I’ve not given up on him. Sadly, I think it’s hard to imagine, after that many injuries, him getting back to his MVP-season performance. But he can still be a top-ten point guard.