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Bill Clinton walked into NBA union’s press conference. Yes, really.

Nov 8, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT


Is Bill Clinton now down with the NBA players? And if so, does that really help their cause against a bunch of Republican team owners?

During the media scrum that followed the NBA players union’s press conference Wednesday, in strolled former president Clinton. He came to see fellow Arkansas native Derek Fisher and according to a tweet from Howard Beck of the New York Times told him:

“Now you know how I felt all those years.”

Reports say the players were pretty much star struck and a few (including Blake Griffin) asked the former president to sign a copy of his book, ironically titled “Back to Work.”

It’s all very surreal.

The photo with this story is courtesy the twitter account of Alan Hahn of Newsday.

  1. wgward - Nov 9, 2011 at 12:57 AM

    Derek Fisher gave a slam dunk press conference. The Players have got a great Rep in these negotiations with the plantation owners.

  2. asublimeday - Nov 9, 2011 at 1:07 AM

    Clinton is the man.

  3. asublimeday - Nov 9, 2011 at 1:08 AM

    Wgward, tell me you’re being sarcastic.

  4. 1historian - Nov 9, 2011 at 7:01 AM

    I was never a fan of Hunter S. Thompson but I have a feeling he would have had a blast with this whole NBA farce.

  5. skids003 - Nov 9, 2011 at 7:32 AM

    How do we know they are Republicans? Because they have money? I thought George Soros was a Democrat. Oh, I guess Kurt works for NBC, so it must be the little guys they represent. Yeah, right.

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