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Reggie Miller compares Obama to Magic Johnson

Posted on: January 15, 2009 5:47 pm
 

The presidential inauguration is a few days away. By now you know that Barack Obama is about to become the first African-American president. You may or may not know that he enjoyed financial and verbal support from athletes, including NBA players such as Baron Davis, Shawn Marion, Stephon Marbury, and LeBron James, who ponied up $20,000, according to federal election committee records.

That's all well and good; it's positive for our athletes to be involved in politics and speak up on important issues. (Still waiting for Team USA to boycott the Beijing Olympics over the atrocities in Darfur, but these things take time.)

But now I've had enough. Now Reggie Miller has done it. He actually compared Obama to Magic Johnson and John Stockton in this interview with CNN.

It's great that the president will have a basketball court in the White House. But I seem to recall the outgoing president being fairly involved in Major League Baseball. And really, what did that have to do with anything?

 

 

 

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Since: Jan 10, 2009
Posted on: January 16, 2009 12:38 pm
 

Reggie Miller compares Obama to Magic Johnson

I,m sure he must like being compared to a guy with Aids.



Since: Nov 12, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2009 11:35 am
 

Reggie Miller compares Obama to Magic Johnson

"But I seem to recall the outgoing president being fairly involved in Major League Baseball. And really, what did that have to do with anything?"

more than you might think....the rangers increased their resale value by soaking the taxpayers to pay for a new stadium...and while bush only put in $600,000 of the original purchase price, [$500,000 of which was a loan] he walked away with a cool $15 mil....most of the other partners saw their original investment triple...georgie boy ,on the other hand, got 25 times what he put in....that should have served as a warning about how he would approach the ecomony




Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2009 11:07 am
 

Reggie Miller compares Obama to Magic Johnson

Yes, the outgoing president did own a baseball team- took advantage of having Canseco and McGuire during steroid era, if i recall....

Funny how we look to sports stars for things like political opinions- not exactly the kids we tried to copy off of in school- but you should know Reggie was being tongue-in-cheek. He always is. He was baited by a specific question and asked to make a basketball comparison- and simply responded Obama knows to get others involved like a good point guard. Your headline a bit of an overstatement.




Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2009 9:03 am
 

Reggie Miller compares Obama to Magic Johnson

Michael Jordan didn't start in high school.




Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2009 8:57 am
 

Reggie Miller compares Obama to Magic Johnson

i think it's crazy how athletes who make $10million+ a year get together to support one guy, but won't dish a dime to help this world...there are exceptions, Dwight Howard (helps with his church and community) sorry but i can't think of anyothers right now

then there's the "NBA Cares" yeah it's cool to see grown men read to a group of kids and read off a note card!      
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p;   does anyone really think all the people who do that...really would if they didn't have to? or to get a good name for themselves.

 i think a lot of professional sports players are whack...sure they can shoot the ball almost to half-way perfection (0.398%) they can highlight dunk whenever...but some are doing nothing for society, i could easily get on some people in the "business" but i'm not because we all go through stuff

 this just shows how either stuckup or selfish professional athletes are! givin money to a person who doesn't need it while people in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Cleveland are askin them the same question...where's the help...

LeBron said he wants to be the wealthiest person ever, more wealthy than Bill Gates and the guy from Mexico

to do what? noone can say for sure, not even LeBron, but it looks to me that he wants it for himself...kinda like guys who play online games on XBox and PS3, their "rank"...he can buy you happiness, if you have to buy it, I'm sorry! i really am! because it's superficial if you have to buy it!

let me know if i went to far or to graphic!

Rock on for Jesus!




Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2009 7:58 am
 

Reggie Miller compares Obama to Magic Johnson

Why is that? Because he is white and a better guy then Magic "HIV and a cheater" Johnson? Or is it because Obama is the first official "half white" president?




Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2009 7:39 am
 

Reggie Miller compares Obama to Magic Johnson

People are forgetting something.... BARACK OBAMA HAS NOT ACCOMPLISHED ANYTHING AS PRESIDENT YET!!!!!  All you haters out there will call me racist, which is the convenient thing to do when someone makes a valid point about a black person - well, you can take that junk racism charge and put it in the garbage can. This isn't about race - it's about America. Obama reached a historic milestone becoming the first African American president, but now he has to prove himself as president.  Obama might be a good president (I hope he is), or he might be horrible - time will tell.



steff1
Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2009 1:49 am
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Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2009 1:37 am
 

Reggie Miller compares Obama to Magic Johnson

"He is saying how hard the black man has to work to get the samething as the

white man. "


Keep reading Steff1, if you can.  He also compares him to John Stockton.  So you are pretty much an idiot.  Last I checked Stockton was white.  So since Obama is half white and half black, did his black half work harder than his white half to get to where he is?  I'm not sure, but I am sure you are a moron.



steff1
Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2009 1:31 am
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