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Posted at 3:52 PM ET, 12/ 2/2010

Obama weighs in on Lebron James

By Perry Bacon, Jr.

President Obama, after attending a meeting with newly-elected governors, refused to comment when reporters shouted questions to him about negotiations over tax cuts due to expire at the end of the year. But he did weigh in one on of his favorite subjects: pro basketball.

All-star player Lebron James, who famously ditched the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the star-studded Miami Heat over the summer, is returning to Cleveland for the first time in Heat uniform Thursday night. Obama, like nearly everyone else, is expecting him to hear lots of jeers.

"It's going to be brutal," he told reporters.

By Perry Bacon, Jr.  | December 2, 2010; 3:52 PM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency  
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Comments

Greetings from Germany:

Iam an American citizen, currently residing

in Germany. What does Obama and LeBron

have in common with the exception that

they are both BLACK and like to play

basketball. Why doesn't the media

sensationalize an issue that is more news

worthy, which appears to politically

assist the American people; not

the changing of the guard from Cleveland,

to Miami. Obama continues to abscond

from answering major political issues that

affect the American economy, but he

certainly has time to discuss trivial

basketball news. Where doe Obama's

priority commence and end? Does this

pretender to the White House, comprehend

that there are more impending issues at

stake than basketball, and the career of

LeBron James? Perhaps another bust in the

mouth is required, because for all intents

and purposes, the White House, with Obama

at the helm, will dash itself onto the

rocks of disaster, or so the rumors have

maintained. Obama is not material for a

second term, and hopefully the Republicans

can choose a strong replacement for

the "Messiah,"in 2012.

Posted by: dennishabern1 | December 4, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Nothing to say about arizona's law, or wikileaks, or tax cuts but he's tuned in to the important stuff. Frankly, I think he's trash.

Posted by: bwilkinson9 | December 3, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

And the american people care what he thinks about LeBron, why?
Somebody in the powder-puff White House Press Corpse should ask him about wiki-Leaks and what he thinks about HIS State Department gathering the type of information it did on foreign leaders.

Posted by: pielusztcontractor | December 3, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Has the President commented on wikileaks yet?

Posted by: LMW6 | December 3, 2010 7:48 AM | Report abuse

I'm sorry, but while I realize the President has to have a life outside the White House, and understand he won't take questions about key government issues, why should I care what he thinks about basketball, let alone LeBron James? For that matter, unless it's talking over beers, why should anyone care?


dungarees2@gmail.com

Posted by: Dungarees | December 2, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry, but while I realize the President has to have a life outside the White House, and understand he won't take questions about key government issues, why should I care what he thinks about basketball, let alone LeBron James? For that matter, unless it's talking over beers, why should anyone care?


dungarees2@gmail.com

Posted by: Dungarees | December 2, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

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