Skip to comments.President Obama fundraises with help from NBA stars
Posted on 08/24/2012 10:18:15 AM PDT by Mind Freed
President Barack Obama sees the presidential contest as a clutch moment in his favorite sporting moment -- the fourth quarter of a taut basketball game.
"But the other side is coming strong," Obama said. "And they play a little dirty. We've got a few folks on our team in foul trouble. We have a couple of injuries. And I believe they have one last run in them."
Obama raised $3 million with the help of the players, who included former Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan and former Knicks Walt Frazier and Bill Bradley. NBA Commissioner David Stern also was there.
Invoking Jordan's competitive nature, Obama concluded: "If you have seven minutes to go and you have a little bit of a lead, that's when you put them away."
The players were part a day long fundraiser. Earlier, former and current players participated in a $250 per person autograph session and in a skills camp priced at for $5,000 for two people.
"It is very rare that I come to an event where I'm like the fifth or sixth most interesting person," Obama joked at the Lincoln Center dinner.
Later, Obama changed out of his dark suit to shoot baskets with some of the players out of sight of the press. Obama, an avid basketball fan and a player, made a splash during his 2008 campaign by sinking a 3-point shot while visiting troops in Kuwait. His most recent star-studded game, also played in private, featured actors George Clooney and Tobey Maguire.
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“It is very rare that I come to an event where I’m like the fifth or sixth most interesting person,” Obama joked
Can he be any more in love with himself or annoying to me?
January cannot come soon enough.
Ain't that the truth.
The chump doesn’t realize that it’s just before halftime (the conventions), and the other team’s best player (general election funds) are sitting on the bench. And the refs (the press) are calling everything for him and it’s still tied.
That being said, anyone who is remotely conservative shouldn’t spend a nickel on the NBA, as it is easily the most liberal sports league. Tell the taxpayer-funded arena grifter Stern to shove it.