Obama’s Day Started With a Hoops Game, Ended in History

by November 05, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

I know that I’m supposed to talk about the news and rumors of the Association in this space, and I will. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t take a moment to discuss the truly historic event that took place last night.

Barack Obama began his day on a basketball court, specifically, one made famous by Michael Jordan. And the mood in the gym, understandably, was a serious one. Evidently, some of MJ’s winning karma rubbed off on him.

Like many of you, I spent the evening glued to the television in a room full of friends, watching in near disbelief as this great man decisively took the most important office in the world, forever changing America.

Pictures were taken; hugs were given out; hope was restored for all. Oh, and did I mention that I live in Canada? That’s how significant this was. We were all witnesses to history.

I’ll now turn back my attention to the NBA, where a trip to the White House will have extra meaning for the championship teams in the next few years. Just ask Rondo.