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.)
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?