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David Stern says Obama “not that good” at basketball
Friday , Oct , 26 , 2012 Matt Formica

David Stern says Obama “not that good” at basketball

NBA Commissioner David Stern has dropped the hammer once again.  Only this time, it was on current United States President, Barack Obama.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  Even being the President doesn't save you from being called out by David Stern.

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Thursday , Aug , 18 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Shaq: President Obama crushed Rajon Rondo’s confidence

The next day Rondo shot the ball horribly. He stopped taking shots after that. He’s so sensitive. I think it was a real jolt to hear the outside perception of a basketball fan who happens to be the President of the United States. It messed with his mind. I’m sure of it.

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HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: The critics say President Obama has done nothing during his first term in office.

Well, they're wrong.

Last March, 'The Leader of the Free World' did something 29 NBA teams couldn't do: he destroyed Rajon Rondo, the All-Star point guard for the Boston Celtics.

Shaquille O'Neal claims Obama publicly joked that Ray Allen, the NBA's greatest three-point marksmen, needed to teach Rondo a thing or two about shooting when the Celtics met the president at a fund raiser.

Shaq, a former Celtic who signed with TNT as a broadcaster, believes the incident shattered Rondo's confidence. The Big Broadcaster says Rondo, from that day forward, shot the ball poorly and eventually stopped taking outside shots.

Obama, love him or hate him, has done something while in office: he wrecked the confidence of a top NBA point guard. 

--Oly Sandor.

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Monday , Nov , 08 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Kevin Durant had private shootaround with Obama

Kevin Durant had his own private shootaround with President Barack Obama back in September.

Durant was passed over for an opportunity to play pick-up basketball with Obama on Aug. 8 when Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul were invited to Fort McNair to do so.

According to a report in The Oklahoman, Durant's agents made a connection with Reggie Love, Obama's special assistant and personal aide, to get Durant an exclusive invitation to shoot hoops with the president.

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Thursday , May , 06 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Barack Obama Gives Nod to ‘Los Suns’

President Barack Obama has given a shout-out to NBA's Phoenix Suns, who are wearing jerseys that say "Los Suns" to honor the Latino community, diversity and the state of Arizona.

Obama made the remarks at the beginning of a Cinco de Mayo celebration in the Rose Garden.

The president said: "I know that a lot of you would rather be watching tonight's game -- the Spurs against 'Los Suns' from Phoenix."

The line drew applause from the crowd. 

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