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Charles Barkley to interview President Obama during All-Star weekend
thegrio.com ^ | February 14, 2014 | Todd Johnson

Posted on 02/15/2014 4:50:54 AM PST by John W

It wouldn’t quite be All-Star Weekend without Charles Barkley interviewing President Barack Obama.

The NBA Hall of Famer sat down with Obama as part of TNT’s coverage of the big game, which airs Sunday night. Barkley is an analyst for the network’s “Inside the NBA” show and a big reason why the program is the top-rated show in its genre.

Barkley’s become known for his ‘real-talk’ analysis of players, teams and games that have made him a favorite among hoops fans and media members alike. Obama is a big fan of the NBA and a former player himself.

Barkley is on record as a “big Obama supporter.” It’s unclear if his interview will cover topics beyond basketball.

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1 posted on 02/15/2014 4:50:54 AM PST by John W
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To: John W

Is there ANYWHERE that doesn’t highlight the Obamas??? ANYWHERE they don’t show up?? God help us.


2 posted on 02/15/2014 4:56:07 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

I recall a couple years back starting the new year there was talk he was going to become less public. Then he seemingly doubled down, on Leno I think within weeks of that rumor.


3 posted on 02/15/2014 4:58:16 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

And we have another 1000 DAyS of the ghetto couple.


4 posted on 02/15/2014 4:58:57 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: John W

I’d rather see Mark Levin interview Obama...


5 posted on 02/15/2014 4:59:54 AM PST by dinodino
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To: Ann Archy

It is 997 days, 1 hour, 58 minutes.


6 posted on 02/15/2014 5:00:43 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

should be about as informative as the O’Reilly interview


7 posted on 02/15/2014 5:00:48 AM PST by KingLudd
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To: Ann Archy

It’s the NBA which has slightly more viewers than MSNBC.


8 posted on 02/15/2014 5:02:22 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: John W
Obama is a big fan of the NBA and a former player himself.

Zero was an NBA player? Really? Maybe the writer meant Zero played street basketball but thought he would whore himself.

9 posted on 02/15/2014 5:02:57 AM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: John W

LOL!! But we will NEVER be rid of these people...NEVER!


10 posted on 02/15/2014 5:03:12 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: John W

They’re special.

Aspen airport shuts down for Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama apparently halted private-jet traffic at Aspen airport as she landed for a weekend of skiing while President Obama headed to California.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3123248/posts


11 posted on 02/15/2014 5:03:39 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

Barkley used to be a republican with conservative leanings until his racially kindred spirit ran for office. Never so such an abrupt about face.


12 posted on 02/15/2014 5:03:47 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: John W

Barkley is a native, (that isn’t racist is it?), of my home state of Alabama. He is a nice enough person but he really needs to stick to basketball as his sole interest. On any other subject he pegs the doofus meter. Intellectually he and 0bama are in the same league. Charles needs a teleprompter and a puppet master running the thing.


13 posted on 02/15/2014 5:05:19 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Ann Archy

The whitey,I mean, Winter Olympics!


14 posted on 02/15/2014 5:05:35 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Ann Archy

Only MSNBC could refer to Obama as a former player, as if he played in the NBA. When did Obama ever play organized hoops? He is incapable because actually playing hoops can be all about him.

More Zero worship


15 posted on 02/15/2014 5:06:06 AM PST by PSUGOP
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To: John W
Obama is a big fan of the NBA and a former player himself.

Putin moment?

16 posted on 02/15/2014 5:06:21 AM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: John W

:: Obama is a big fan of the NBA and a former player himself. ::

Obamugabe is a former NBA player? I’m betting Todd Johnson actually believes this is the truth.


17 posted on 02/15/2014 5:06:27 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: Ann Archy

Clinton fatigue is to Obama fatigue as mumps is to Bubonic Plague.


18 posted on 02/15/2014 5:06:35 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Fzob

David Stern says 0bama’s next gig should be as an NBA coach...

http://www.tmz.com/2014/02/13/david-stern-president-obama-nba-coach-video/


19 posted on 02/15/2014 5:07:44 AM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: Gen.Blather

BOTH bubonic plagues.


20 posted on 02/15/2014 5:08:48 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: dinodino

Mark Levin would bite him in the neck.


21 posted on 02/15/2014 5:11:49 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: John W
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Kinda hard to read this sentence and not think Theigro.com (whatever that is) truly have their kneepads on on for their president.

” Obama is a big fan of the NBA and a former player himself.”

22 posted on 02/15/2014 5:15:05 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Tupelo

Hoping to catch the percentage of the population dumb enough to believe that which per the last two elections would be.....


23 posted on 02/15/2014 5:17:22 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

Dirty Little Secret the NBA hides:

The NBA All Star Game is a National Black Spring Break,every game banger in the USA will be in New Orleans and just like black -on white violence stats, the crime rate during the All Star Break weekend will SKYROCKET yet be un-reported.


24 posted on 02/15/2014 5:18:14 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: John W

He will likely have a cool appearance and by “cool” I mean that as a positive way. That is a problem the GOP faces in 2016 and beyond because the Dem candidate will have advantages in the pop media circuit and too many people collect information based on exterior factors.


25 posted on 02/15/2014 5:18:32 AM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: John W

I wonder who’s going to “interview” the idiot for the Daytona 500. I wish FOX would pay him NOT to do an interview.


26 posted on 02/15/2014 5:23:31 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: Fzob

“Zero was an NBA player?”

WNBA.


27 posted on 02/15/2014 5:28:28 AM PST by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

He’s too gay for that.


28 posted on 02/15/2014 5:28:59 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

Obama is a big fan of the NBA and a former player himself.

Maybe he will get game MVP. He can put it next to the peace prize on the shelf labeled “things the useful idiots did for me”


29 posted on 02/15/2014 5:30:06 AM PST by barmag25 (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? NO!!!)
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To: BlueStateRightist
WNBA.

Hah, maybe as a water girl.

30 posted on 02/15/2014 5:31:21 AM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: Vaquero
Barkley used to be a republican with conservative leanings until his racially kindred spirit ran for office. Never so such an abrupt about face.

This is called reversion to the mean. Called comimg back home

31 posted on 02/15/2014 5:32:30 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

Or Michael Wilbonitis. Although he never leaves “home” to begin with.


32 posted on 02/15/2014 5:34:54 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Fzob

Hey, We had a hoop in our driveway when I was a kid, so I’m a former player as well. Me and my friends played wiffle ball in the street, so I can be mentioned in the same breath as MLB players.


33 posted on 02/15/2014 5:34:54 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Freestate316

I was a pretty good HS football player back when Fred Biletnikoff was a great wide receiver for the Raiders, so I can say “when I played football Fred Biletnikoff was winning superbowls”.


34 posted on 02/15/2014 5:47:31 AM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: John W

Why? What a waste of time and money just to hear more lies and BS.


35 posted on 02/15/2014 5:49:24 AM PST by mulligan (I)
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To: Ann Archy
Obama is Legion-there are many " Obama's" - this one assigned to the basketball show is called " 3 of 27"

Obama thinks people like him and wish him well

36 posted on 02/15/2014 5:51:02 AM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Maybe Todd believes there is no difference between an NBA player and a chooming high school back bencher like Barry Obama


37 posted on 02/15/2014 5:53:20 AM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: dennisw

“This is called reversion to the mean. Called comimg back home”

Expect to see a few high fives and fist bumps.


38 posted on 02/15/2014 5:58:44 AM PST by JohnnyP
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To: barmag25

Barkley is about as much a “conservative” as is Colin Powell. Some quotes...

Barkley: “Every time I hear the word ‘conservative,’ it makes me sick to my stomach, because they’re really just fake Christians, as I call them. That’s all they are. ... I think they want to be judge and jury. Like, I’m for gay marriage. It’s none of my business if gay people want to get married. I’m pro-choice. And I think these Christians, first of all, they’re not supposed to judge other people. But they’re the most hypocritical judge of people we have in the country. They act like they’re Christians. They’re not forgiving at all.”


39 posted on 02/15/2014 5:59:03 AM PST by heye2monn
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To: JohnnyP
Expect to see a few high fives and fist bumps.

At least Charles Barkley earned his millions in the dreaded private sector. Unlike Jug Ears and Moochie who have been eternally sucking off the taxpayers and liberal universities. Though I must admit that Jug Ears has made some millions off his Bill Ayers authored books which were private sector efforts

40 posted on 02/15/2014 6:16:50 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Ann Archy

Nope. Worse than the Clintons. One would have to squirt Chemo therapy drugs on them to be rid of this cancer.
I suspect soon Obama will be CGI into classics movies like “Maltese Falcon”.


41 posted on 02/15/2014 6:21:05 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: John W
I'm sick of hearing Obama was a player. Let's see some stats or are they with his grades?
42 posted on 02/15/2014 7:41:15 AM PST by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
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To: John W

Bet Charles could beat him in golf too.


43 posted on 02/15/2014 7:49:08 AM PST by bray (The Republic of Texas: www.braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: PSUGOP
“Only MSNBC could refer to Obama as a former player, as if he played in the NBA. When did Obama ever play organized hoops? He is incapable because actually playing hoops can be all about him.”

A friend of mine went to HS with Obama. He said Obama was in the yearbook but he never recalled meeting him or seeing him play basketball or any other sport (my friend played football).

44 posted on 02/15/2014 8:18:05 AM PST by chrisinoc
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To: Fzob

If he means ‘NBA player’, he’s just playing to the low-info crowd, who will believe him. I can imagine bloggers and DU calling him a former NBA player henceforth.

If he means ‘has had pickup games with friends’, that would be ongoing and there’s no reason to modify it with ‘former’.

Or maybe the author is just a bad writer.


45 posted on 02/15/2014 8:24:24 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Tupelo

The author, Todd Johnson, no doubt has an Affirmative Action degree from a prestigious university.


46 posted on 02/15/2014 8:33:10 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: John W

Will Obama wear a $12,000 dress for the interview?


47 posted on 02/15/2014 8:34:29 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Under his suit, yes.


48 posted on 02/15/2014 8:54:44 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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