President Obama’s Next Move: NBA Owner?
President Obama's term comes to an end in just six short months. Obama is still a young man and there has been quite a bit of talk of what he will do after his job as Commander In Chief is complete. We know that he's staying in Washington D.C. for the immediate future so his children can finish school. The ideas have been all over the map from something simple as joining Hillary Clinton's potential regime to eventually becoming a Supreme Court Justice. Maybe what we should focus on, however, is President Obama's love of sports. And that may lead him to the NBA.
Throughout his tenure as president, Obama has been seen at both college basketball and NBA games. He also watches the game Mark Cuban style, court side rather than up in a luxury suite. Obama's passion for the game, wealth and status makes him the perfect candidate to eventually become an NBA owner. We're confident he would pass the NBA's background check too. The crazy thing is maybe this isn't the one potential occupation that we should dismiss right away. President Obama is interested.
Via ESPN, Obama's press secretary Joel Earnest has said that Obama has discussed becoming a minority owner of an NBA franchise.
Obama, 54, has previously expressed an interest in becoming an NBA owner, telling GQ Magazine in November that he "absolutely" would want to be part of an NBA ownership group.
"I have fantasized about being able to put together a team and how much fun that would be," he said in the GQ interview. "I think it'd be terrific."
And you thought Magic Johnson being a minority owner of the Dodgers attracted free agents. Imagine an ex-president as part of the team?
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