Feeding the president’s love of basketball

On October 8, 2009, in Articles, Basketball, Gear, by Baller-in-Chief

(From The Tuskegee News Online) Freelance photographer Wendell Rogers worked with Brian Summers of Atlanta to have a basketball made with President Barack Obama’s name on the ball, along with the United States seal on it. Summer’s wife, Jocelyn F. Summers, is the chief of staff for First Lady Michelle Obama. “We got the idea, [...]

Two hoops events for Obama on Thursday

On October 8, 2009, in Articles, Basketball, by Baller-in-Chief

Obama welcomes the National Naval Medical Center Marine Wounded Warrior basketball team, then plays a game with Cabinet secretaries and members of Congress.

Strange Bedfellows

On October 8, 2009, in Articles, Basketball, by Baller-in-Chief

(From Joel Connelly for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Online) Inslee, Larsen dribble with Obama It could be called another Washington, D.C., power game except that bodies actually did collide, key players were physically faked out, and the president really did know how to put on a move to score. Reps. Jay Inslee and Rick Larsen, D-Wash., [...]

Obama’s ’secret weapon’ on the basketball court revealed

On October 6, 2009, in Articles, Basketball, Photos, by Baller-in-Chief

“I’ll pick first. I pick Reggie,” says Obama.