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Obama says to be patient with Heat (and economy too, if you don’t mind)

Nov 25, 2010, 11:00 AM EST

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It is great to have a president that loves basketball, that plays the game, that gets it. I love that there is a basketball court at the White House and Spaulding leather balls with the presidential seal on them. I love that the world’s best players get invited to pickup games there.

That also means Barack Obama gets asked about everything going on in the world of basketball. Like, say, the Miami Heat getting off to a less-than-impressive 8-7 start to the season.

When asked about the Heat, Obama fell back on a theme he uses a lot — patience.

“It takes some time for the team to come together,” Obama said. “There’s no ‘I’ in team. So no matter how good a player is, no matter how good a group of players are, if they haven’t played together before they are not going to be as good as a team that has played together a long time.”

So, give the Heat time. Just like the economy. And the health care bill. And…

Now, if the president wants to really use his power to help the game, next spring get some federal mediators in a room with David Stern and Billy Hunter — make a call himself if he has to — and get them to avoid a lockout.

  1. zblott - Nov 25, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    What each team has to be thankful for:

    http://www.hoopskarma.com/hk/2010/11/25/giving-thanks-what-each-team-has-to-be-thankful-for.html

  2. metalhead65 - Nov 25, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    guess we can add basketball to the things he is not qualified to know about and comment on. and now that I know obama is rooting for them I have one more reason to hate them and hope that they never come together.

    • Utley's Hair - Nov 25, 2010 at 4:26 PM

      And advising patience for a team to meld together, having never played together, with the possible exception of All Star games proves that he knows nothing about hoops? Way to be divisive, kneejerk, partisan and uncooperative, douchebag.

      I’m thankful for openmindedness and feelings that we are in this together—thanks to Dubyass and the Repugnicans, by the way—and need to work together to climb out of it. Happy Thanksgiving to everybody—including Repugnicans and Teabaggers.

  3. metalhead65 - Nov 25, 2010 at 7:09 PM

    typical tree hugging response one expects from obumma supporters. you had your chance to fix things and it didn’t work.got rid his lapdogs in congress now in 2012 it will be his turn to be voted out. great plan to fix things by the way,spend trillions of dollars we don’t have for projects then when that doen’t work preach patience and cut the programs he started and raise taxes.

    • Utley's Hair - Nov 26, 2010 at 12:10 AM

      Wow…I guess your faculties are too far gone. That’s a damn shame.

      How soon you forget—or just flat out ignored, which is more likely—that Cheney and his lapdogs Dubyass and Rover ran up trillions of dollars in debt with an unnecessary and dishonest war, which has also cost the lives of thousands of brave troops, while also allowing the real war to get sidetracked and bin Laden to get away, leaving the country in more danger than it was. And that debt? Yeah, that includes the billions in surplus his actually elected predecessor left him. And if you make under a quarter of a million dollars, your taxes aren’t going anywhere. And those costly tax cuts were designed to expire this year by the thieves and the Repugs, so blame them, not Obama and the Dems,

      Are there things Obama and the Dems do that I don’t like? Yes. (One of which was to cling to that idea that the right-wingnuts would be anything but obstructionists.) And I voice that displeasure. Repugs? Hell no—they just toe the talking-point line.

      But seriously, I hope you and the other whackjobs had a good Thanksgiving.

    • lebronsinsecurity - Nov 26, 2010 at 2:07 PM

      Seriously dude… Take a college level Macroeconomics course. Quit listening to what the television is telling you.. Educate yourself on economic policies without your political blinders on before you spew your feeble minded nonsense

  4. lebronsinsecurity - Nov 26, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    That wasn’t directed at you Utley’s Hair

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