Phoenix Invites Obama To NBA All Star Game

On February 6, 2009, in Articles, by Baller-in-Chief

It’s unclear if the man some have nicknamed the “Baller-in-Chief” will be able to make it to the Feb. 15 hoops showcase. But the mayor did pass along to the president, through his aides, personal invitations from the city and Phoenix Suns, as well as a 2009 West All-Star Game jersey, embroidered with the name “Obama.”

(From Scott Wong at the Arizona Republic Online)

City Hall Insider: Obama gets an invite

In addition to lobbying for federal stimulus dollars, Mayor Phil Gordon had another item of business this week in Washington: personally inviting President Barack Obama to next weekend’s NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix.

It’s unclear if the man some have nicknamed the “Baller-in-Chief” will be able to make it to the Feb. 15 hoops showcase. (We hear he has some pressing matters to tend to before the Slam Dunk Contest). But the mayor did pass along to the president, through his aides, personal invitations from the city and Phoenix Suns, as well as a 2009 West All-Star Game jersey, embroidered with the name “Obama.”

An autographed Size 23 shoe from Suns star Shaquille O’Neal, which didn’t fit in the mayor’s suitcase, also is en route to the White House.

“Obviously, some of the greatest players to ever play the game will all be in one place, at one time – for one outstanding game,” Gordon wrote in his invitation. “And we’d love for you to be there, too.”

1 Response » to “Phoenix Invites Obama To NBA All Star Game”

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