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Bosh meets president, surprised Obama knew who he was. Really?

Oct 12, 2010, 10:00 PM EDT

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Chris Bosh is used to a little bit of NBA anonymity. Well, as much anonymity as one gets being a 7-foot tall, NBA All-Star. Maybe it’s a Canada thing, but he felt in the shadows.

Now Chris Bosh has jumped up a few levels on the notoriety scale, everybody knows who he is. Even if some fans know him as “that other guy.”

So he shouldn’t be shocked when people recognize him. Especially the Baller-In-Chief Barack Obama, who probably would have recognized him before this summer. But Bosh told the Associated Press he was surprised Obama knew who he was.

Bosh and Dwyane Wade were among those attending a fundraiser at Alonzo Mourning’s home on Monday, when Obama appeared in support of U.S. Rep. Ron Klein’s re-election campaign. It was the first time Bosh met the president, who says he will root for the Heat this season — except when they the Chicago Bulls.

Bosh says “it was cool” meeting the president. Bosh says he doesn’t get nervous meeting people because “we’re all people at the end of the day.”

Bosh says Obama talked about teamwork, drawing parallels between what Wade wanted to see during this summer’s free-agent period and what the president wants to see in the November elections


The Heat will want better teamwork than the Democratic Party has displayed lately.

  1. omniusprime - Oct 14, 2010 at 9:34 AM

    Why would Chris Bosh be surprised that President Obama, a huge basketball fan, would know of him? I’m surprised that Chris Bosh knows who President Obama is.

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