Sunday , May , 23 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

No he won’t: Why LeBron James won’t play for Obama’s Bulls

"If LeBron James isn’t sure he can win in Cleveland, President Barack Obama thinks there’s an opportunity with his hometown Chicago Bulls.

“You know, like I said, I don’t want to mettle,” Obama told TNT. “I will say this: (Derrick) Rose, Joakim Noah it’s a pretty good core. You know, you could see LeBron fitting in pretty well there.”

Obama was interviewed about a number of basketball subjects by broadcaster Marv Albert on the White House basketball court. The interview will be shown Tuesday night at 8 p.m. EDT.

James can become a free agent this summer, and his decision whether to leave the Cavaliers is one of the hottest topics in sports. Though he’s never said he wants out of his native Ohio, there’s speculation he’d consider it after the Cavaliers were knocked out of the playoffs in the second round by the Boston Celtics."


Hoopsvibe’s Call: Commander-in-chief Barack Obama believes LeBron James would fit with his hometown Chicago Bulls.

He’s right. James, star point guard Derrick Rose, and pesky post Joakim Noah would be an immediate force in the Eastern Conference. However, if – and it’s still a mighty big if – James leaves Cleveland, he likely partners with Chris Bosh or Dwyane Wade in New York or maybe Miami.

Would LeBron be a fit with Obama’s Bulls? Get at us in the comment box below with thoughts.