BARACK OBAMA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hoops champs Villanova to visit Obama at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) Beat the buzzer, visit the White House. White House officials said Tuesday that the Villanova men's basketball team will visit with President Barack Obama next week. The visit comes nearly two months after Villanova won its first title since 1985, on a buzzer beater from Kris Jenkins against North Carolina. Obama's love of hoops is well known as a fan and recreational...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Obama honors UConn women for another national championship

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is honoring the University of Connecticut women's basketball team for winning its fourth consecutive national championship and 11th overall. In a ceremony Tuesday in the White House East Room, Obama says the UConn women, who finished their season undefeated, defy the old saying that you can't win all the time. Obama notes that UConn won...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

President Barack Obama channels inner Kobe Bryant during speech

Sports fans everywhere remember when Kobe Bryant dropped 60 points in his farewell game and went out with an epic mic drop, and that moment will be talked about for years to come. President Barack Obama, a huge hoops fan, certainly remembers. Obama channeled his inner-Kobe and did his own version of the mic drop during his White House correspondents’ dinner speech on Saturday...
Via The Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steph Curry and President Obama Star In 'My Brother's Keeper' PSA

  This is an entertaining PSA starring reigning NBA MVP and 2015 world champion Stephen Curry being mentored by President Barack Obama. The ad spot for the government-backed My Brother's Keeper mentorship program shows Obama playing a game of Connect Four with Curry, helping him with a science project, teaching him proper basketball shooting mechanics, editing Curry's...
Via Stack
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Barack Obama to give graduation address at Rutgers

President Barack Obama will give the graduation address at the 250th commencement ceremony of Rutgers University next month, according to a statement from the school that was reported by Patricia Alex of NorthJersey.com. “This is the first time in Rutgers University’s history that a sitting president has agreed to speak at commencement,” said President Robert Barchi. “President...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch President Obama do the wave during the Rays’ game in Cuba

The Tampa Bay Rays traveled to Cuba to play the Cuban National Team in Havana on Tuesday, as a symbol of the newly normalized relations between the United States and Cuba, and the pageantry was cooler than anyone really imagined. US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro were both in attendance. President Obama arrived at Estadio Latinoamericano shortly before...
Via The Comeback
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka: Obama is worst president 'we've ever had'

Two days after ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling said Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton “should be buried under a jail somewhere,” another Bristol employee shared strong political views on a public platform. ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown analyst Mike Ditka appeared on the Bernie and Sid morning radio show and when asked, said President Barack Obama is the ...
Via Awful Announcing
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rays given go-ahead to play Cuban national team in Havana

The final days of spring training will bring a unique trip for the Tampa Bay Rays. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the team will travel to Havana to take on the Cuban National Team. BREAKING: #Rays trip to Cuba for March 22 exhibition is finally official, per league source. Will face Cuban National Team in Havana. — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 1, 2016...
Via Sportsnaut
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Petition wants Obama in 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Start training, POTUS. President Barack Obama has bigger fish to fry before leaving office, but a White House petition published Thursday wants to put the commander in chief in the 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. The petition reads: “The 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will be held on February 17, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. As of the publishing of this petition, former...
Via NESN.com
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Torey Lovullo meets President Obama at Red Sox’s hotel in New York

The Boston Red Sox found out Monday that they were staying at the same hotel in New York as President Barack Obama for their series against the Yankees. And now, Torey Lovullo’s wish has come true. The Red Sox’s interim manager said Monday that the president was spotted in the hotel’s gym but that he’d just missed him. Lovullo said he’d start his morning workout earlier...
Via NESN.com
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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