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President Obama: NBA agreement is 'good deal'

Posted on: November 28, 2011 5:10 pm
Edited on: November 28, 2011 5:20 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliverbarack-obama

Our President's long, national nightmare is over: the NBA has salvaged the 2011-2012 regular season.

WPXI.com reports that United States President Barack Obama approves of the NBA's (tentative) new collective bargaining agreement.
After playing basketball at Fort McNair on Saturday, President Barack Obama seemed to approve the tentative deal reached earlier in the day to end the NBA lockout.

When asked about the potential agreement, Obama gave a thumbs-up and said, "Good deal!"
There's probably some joke to be made here about how the NBA labor negotiators turned out to be more effective than Congress, but who has the time or energy these days to pretend to care about politics or the world around us? Maybe Jay Leno, but that's about it.

Obama's exclamatory excitement is no surprise. 

Obama has been vocal about his desire for NBA basketball, especially as the lockout wore on over the last few months. 

In early October, Obama said the lockout left him "heartbroken"; a few weeks later, Obama said he was "concerned" that the NBA would lose the entire 2011-2012 season. By November, Obama told reporters that the lockout was "killing me" but said that he "[wasn't] going to intercede."

Then, less than a week later, Obama announced the Obama Classic, a presidential reelection fundraising basketball game that was going to feature NBA stars like Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Kevin Durant. He even printed up (and is selling) custom basketball jerseys.

The event, scheduled for Dec. 12, will now conflict with NBA training camps and the free agency period, slated to begin on Dec. 9. 

Hat tip: ProBasketballTalk
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heespook
Since: Nov 29, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 11:24 am
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Since: Oct 14, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 8:10 am
 

President Obama: NBA agreement is 'good deal'

Oh yes, let me add this......the President was hearbroken, concerned and the lockout was killing him.   What about the plight of the homeless, the veterans, the single parents, the unemployed who can't buy presents for their children?     Has anyone ever seen him make comments like these about the PEOPLE of the United States?   Show me the money Mr President.    I'd like 10 minutes with him on national TV but he'd never do that.   I'm the next Joe Sixpack for the Republican Party next year.



Since: Oct 14, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 7:36 am
 

President Obama: NBA agreement is 'good deal'

THIS is what the President is doing?   Providing his "approval" of the NBA deal with the country in an economic shambles?   Then, talk of a fundraiser for him USING (yes, using in the proverbial term abusing) NBA players for a fundraiser for his benefit/campaign?  

Obviously folks this man's core principles are misguided and America has to do everything it can to make sure he does not win a second term in office.   If you sports fans can't see this as a play, then you are plain stupid.   This man suckered me, a career Democrat the first time, but he won't again.   He's constantly up to date on the sports world, but his country is falling apart.   Plays basketball with UNC, wants to impose his will on the BCS and now the NBA.   Do your job then worry about sports on nights and weekends.   You've failed in your job as evidenced by your approval ratings and don't blame Congress because YOU had them in your back pocket for the first two years with a rock solid Democratic group implanted on both sides.   Time to wave goodbye like Nixon did almost 40 years ago........


tiredofcrap2
Since: Feb 13, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2011 1:13 am
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Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 12:57 am
 

President Obama: NBA agreement is 'good deal'

hey, when a muslim says a basketball deal is a good deal, it must be true..



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 12:56 am
 

President Obama: NBA agreement is 'good deal'

Are we ever going to get a president, congress & house who actually give a crap about making the country better?  I guess I'll take NBA talk over oil man talk.




Since: Jun 14, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 12:55 am
 

President Obama: NBA agreement is 'good deal'

Gee, I wonder who you voted for?  Get used to Obama for another 4 more years, bi@&th!



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: November 28, 2011 11:04 pm
 

President Obama: NBA agreement is 'good deal'

Maybe Obama should pay more attention to our economy then the NBA lockout........just saying



Since: Feb 23, 2009
Posted on: November 28, 2011 11:03 pm
 

President Obama: NBA agreement is 'good deal'

WOW..........now you know you just got scr**ed. if this bumb says its a good deal.   i guess he can say he's lowered unemployment when the arena workers go back to work. it'll help his #'s



Since: May 25, 2009
Posted on: November 28, 2011 10:34 pm
 

President Obama: NBA agreement is 'good deal'

Obama is an ignorant fool.

For a man in charge of the leading nation of the free world, he spends more time away from his JOB and frankly has no business commenting on the NBA. Who gives a rat's a$$ what he thinks about "entertainment". I am disgusted at his lack of work ethic and standing up for Americans internationally. How about the 17 million real unemplyed in this country? Make sure they hear your opinion Barry.

Go back to the White House, shut your mouth and do your job. And when you think highly of yourself and believe people care about your opinion, lock the door to the oval office, shut your mouth again and one more time, get back to work.

Useless idiot... 


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