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Quote of the Day: President Obama is pleased the NBA season is saved

Nov 27, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

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President Obama’s a gifted public speaker. But he summed up the feelings of millions of NBA fans Sunday when he commented on the NBA and its players reaching a handshake agreement to save the 2011-2012 NBA season.

After playing basketball at Fort McNair on Saturday, President Barack Obama seemed to approve the tentative deal reached earlier in the day to end the NBA lockout.

When asked about the potential agreement, Obama gave a thumbs-up and said, “Good deal!”

via Obama On NBA Tentative Agreement: ‘Good Deal’ – Sports News Story – WPXI Pittsburgh.

Well said, Mr. President.

(I expect the comments on this post to be well-reasoned and insightful.)

  1. redbear18 - Nov 27, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    Who cares? The guy has nothing to do with basketball. I’m seriously questioning the validity of the writers on this website.

  2. surly1n1nd1anapol1s - Nov 27, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Was he referring to developments in Pakistan?

  3. stoutfiles - Nov 27, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    That’s because he plays basketball, watches basketball, talks about basketball, makes March Madness brackets, etc. He should be investing in time into things that matter being the President of the United States, but no.

  4. honkerdawg - Nov 27, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    Who cares what he thinks, he’s having enough trouble running the country, why doesn’t he concentrate on that for a change, there are people who really need a job and they’re not millionaires!

  5. zonedogz - Nov 27, 2011 at 9:16 PM

    Really? We’re supposed to care about what he thinks of a sports deal? Occupy The White House!

  6. poorlittlepinkus - Nov 27, 2011 at 9:24 PM

    Obama playing basketball while other eek out a living… figures.
    Meanwhile, ESPN will spend a month with him covering his marchmadness brackets. The country is on the edge of it’s collective seat.

  7. silverbuffalo - Nov 27, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    Obama watches more sports than I do.

  8. petthefurrywall - Nov 27, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    Bush always commented on Baseball.. Stop hating…

  9. barbeaux - Nov 27, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    Who cares of Obama spends *some* free time pursuing his hobbies? Bush set the record for vacation days, but I guess you all did not complain about that right? Obama plays basketball to stay in shape. Bush ran on a treadmill. Was Bush’s treadmill time a supposed horrible waste as much as Obama’s playing basketball? Everyone needs downtime. Grow up.

    • skids003 - Nov 28, 2011 at 7:50 AM

      You need to research your vacaion days. Bush had 8 years to accumulate his totals, he’s almost been caught by your guy in 3.

      • deadeyedesign23 - Nov 28, 2011 at 8:45 AM

        You need to do your research hombre.

        As of August this year:

        Obama: 61 after 31 months in office
        George W. Bush: 180 days after 31 months
        Reagan: 112 days after 31 months

        For whatever it’s worth Bush actually took 827 days off in 8 years.

        That said it’s not like the president of the United States turns his cell phone off when he’s on vacation anyway so maybe everyone should stop contributing to the polarization of American politics and just watch basketball for christ sake.

      • skids003 - Nov 28, 2011 at 3:35 PM

        I don’t know where you got those BS numbers, probably off an MSNBC website, but I’m not buying that.

      • deadeyedesign23 - Nov 28, 2011 at 8:18 PM

        From the government dude. Because we released those numbers in August.

        But you’re right. Trust your arbitrary count of days you feel like a man has or hasn’t taken off work and then abstractly compare that to the days another man has taken off of work over an 8 year period…which you’ve observed from your couch.

        Yeah thats definitely more accurate.

        What would be even MORE accurate is if you took your political nonsense to a site that gave a damn. Personally I’m more interested in how my Nets are going to screw up this off season.

  10. deadeyedesign23 - Nov 28, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    I sure am glad that no one here has opinions on things otherwise their professions would suffer greatly.

  11. blueintown - Nov 28, 2011 at 8:41 AM

    Maybe everyone on here complaining that Obama should stop talking basketball and do his job should stop posting about basketball and do their job.

    Or they could keep complaining about how he should stop talking basketball until he does something about jobs, then complain about big government whenever he does try and do something. Just sayin..

  12. nazraq - Nov 28, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    good call deadeye, some people choose to forget the pile of crap obama stepped into when he took over, now lets talk NBA…

  13. mdpickles - Nov 28, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    The NBA is a joke. You need competitors in sport and NBA has the LEAST amount of competitive players in all of sports. They should handle NBA games like boxing. The winner gets the larger purse.

    • hystoracle - Nov 28, 2011 at 1:23 PM

      Some of them already have purses…

  14. kacapaco - Nov 28, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Both sides realize a balanced spending was the way for survival. Hope Barake-failure-Obama learn something here.

  15. thestandardjd - Nov 28, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Wow, the President is closely following a multi billion dollar industry that affects the livelihoods and families of Americans in areas stretching across the country that depend on this income to survive. What an outrage!

  16. mannyicey - Nov 28, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    LOL! I’m laughing that the typical right-wing hatred doesn’t work on this blog.

  17. brooklynbulls - Nov 28, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    @ Deadeye, I am the last one to co-sign someone’s post, but you are dead on! Counter ignorance with facts and rational thinking. Love it

    • deadeyedesign23 - Nov 28, 2011 at 11:10 PM

      Haha yo I try to keep politics out of here as much as possible, but damn can you let the dude live?

      By the way you live in Brooklyn too?

      • brooklynbulls - Nov 29, 2011 at 12:48 AM

        Do or die Bed Stuy

      • deadeyedesign23 - Nov 29, 2011 at 9:22 AM

        Hah I was just in Bed Stuy a few days ago. My boy lives on Marcus Garvey. We were looking around there and Fort Greene for apartments a few months ago, but eventually landed in Carroll Gardens.

  18. basketballfan4life - Nov 28, 2011 at 11:11 PM

    @Brother Dead eye, I am sure u understand that u can’t logic with the illogical or rationalize with the irrational. Truth isn’t what they seek, they seek to be guided and that guidance has to come from someone familiar to them. So the flow Fox news and their illogical banter as gospel.

    Let’s go Heat

    • deadeyedesign23 - Nov 28, 2011 at 11:36 PM

      Hah this may be the only site in the world where you can have an entire post about politics and probably catch the most flack for saying “Let’s go Heat.”

  19. miamidolphins1 - Dec 2, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    obama blows. worst president ever. cant wait till he is out of office. he cares more about sports than running this country.

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