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Video: Watch Barack Obama joke around with Mavericks

Jan 9, 2012, 5:44 PM EDT

Mark Cuban twisted arms and bench schedules to get his champion Dallas Mavericks a date at the White House. The league did not schedule the Mavericks to make a stop in Washington D.C. as part of the shortened post-lockout schedule but Cuban found a way.

Obama jokes around with Dallas, saying the veteran team was the first team of his “contemporaries” to come through the White House. He talked about Dirk Nowitzki being slow and Jason Terry‘s tattoo. He also talked about them being able to overcome because they played like a team, played smarter.

The best part — when Obama says he expects to hand the trophy to his home-town Bulls next year. Now that was quality.

  1. qdog112 - Jan 9, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    What’s funny is how President George Bush morphed into Barack Obama. Suddenly the respect for the office evaporated, so he’s just – Barack Obama.

    • cordae - Jan 9, 2012 at 9:31 PM

      Whats funny is…..that wasn’t funny…

  2. trbowman - Jan 9, 2012 at 8:58 PM


    • trbowman - Jan 9, 2012 at 8:59 PM

      Wow Wow Wubbzy

  3. newin360 - Jan 10, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    The Matrix tie is ridiculous. Looks like the one I had in 5th grade.

    • verytalldad - Jan 10, 2012 at 1:56 AM

      Not as bad as the crooked bow tie on the pink plaid shirt.

  4. verytalldad - Jan 10, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    Can I just say, I am extremely impressed an Obama post did not turn into a message board war about conspiracy theories and socialism.

    But just for kicks…. RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!!!!!!!!!!! THEY TOOK OUR JOBS!!!!!!!!!

  5. mannyicey - Jan 10, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    This is a PROBASKETBALLTALK forum. That kinda stuff don’t fly around here. The bloggers are too diverse.

    • comeonnowguys - Jan 10, 2012 at 3:19 PM

      Oh how I wished that worked on PFT. They don’t even need an Obama article to start the slapfight.

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