Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 6/6/12

Throughout history we have seen numerous examples of why sports and politics are better off remaining in their own domains. Barack Obama may know a thing or two about college basketball and be a big Chicago Bulls fan, but typically politicians have too much on their plate to pay close attention to sports. Either that, or it just doesn’t interest them. Whatever the reason, talking sports with politicians seems to always be a daunting task. There are few examples better than the one Boston mayor Tom Menino gave us on Wednesday.

As you can see from the video above that Barstool Sports passed along, Menino was asked about the Celtics’ success during a recent meeting with the press. As soon as the question was raised and Menino said “I stayed up too late last night,” you knew it was going to get ugly.

“There’s a lot of heart on this team, let me just tell you,” Menino said. “K.J. is a great (inaudible) but Hondo’s really the inspiration. I mean Hondo drives that team.”

I think he means K.G. and Rajon Rondo, but I’m just spitballing. In Menino’s defense, he was put on the spot whereas politicians like this one choose to bring up sports before falling flat on their faces. Those who live in the Boston area are not even the least bit surprised by how little “Mumbles” Menino knows about the Celtics. That doesn’t mean it ever gets old.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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