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President Obama 'heartbroken' by NBA lockout

Posted on: October 12, 2011 1:11 pm
Edited on: October 12, 2011 1:12 pm
Posted by Ben Golliver

You were starting to believe all the talk that nobody cared about the ongoing NBA lockout, weren't you? Well, cameras found at least one person that still cares. And he cares deeply.

President of the United States Barack Obama told reporters at a Florida fundraiser on Tuesday that the ongoing NBA lockout -- which resulted in the cancellation of the first two weeks of the regular season on Monday -- has left him "heartbroken."

"I have to say, that backstage I had a chance to see [Orlando Magic center] Dwight Howard," Obama said. "Dwight is a great friend. I told him, 'I'm a little heartbroken that the NBA season is getting delayed here.' I'm hoping those guys are back on the court soon."

Obama made the comments at a fundraiser for his 2012 presidential re-election campaign at Orlando's downtown Sheraton. Tickets for the event, according to the Orlando Sentinel, cost between $44 and $250.

A basketball die-hard, Obama never strays far from the NBA game. In the last twelve months alone, the President has zinged Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo over his poor shooting, awarded legendary center Bill Russell with the Medal of Freedom, talked some trash with Los Angeles Lakes guard Kobe Bryant and invited Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant to play with him in an informal pickup game.

Here's video of Obama's remarks uploaded by YouTube user dentoneable.

Hat tip: ThatNBALotteryPick and @TasMelas

Since: Sep 14, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 3:20 pm

President Obama 'heartbroken' by NBA lockout

The REAL question is... who gives a crap about what Hussein Obama thinks about the lockout? or anything else for that matter?  What about the millions of people he's locked out of a job by his horrific policies?  I'm sure the lockout must be Bush's fault, or the Tea Party's, or everyone who opposes his "job's bill."

Since: Aug 31, 2009
Posted on: October 12, 2011 3:09 pm

President Obama 'heartbroken' by NBA lockout

Will he be heartbroken when he's not president in 2012?

Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 2:32 pm

President Obama 'heartbroken' by NBA lockout

Shame that hes not saddened at how poorly he has performed the last 3 years.  He has no lockout holding him back from scoring a lot of points.  

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