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, [...]

President Obama’s One-of-a-Kind Baseball Glove

On July 16, 2009, in Gear, by Baller-in-Chief

Wilson, the Official Glove of Major League Baseball, made this one-of-a-kind glove for President Obama that he used to make his ceremonial first pitch at Tuesday’s 80th All-Star Game in St. Louis

Gilbert Arenas’ New $25,000 Chair (Obama’s)

On July 15, 2009, in Gear, by Baller-in-Chief

Arenas donates $25,000 to Wizards Care, the team’s charitable arm, for the autographed chair that President Obama sat in when the Chicago Bulls came to the Verizon Center on Feb. 27, 2009.

Willie Mays Will Fly To St. Louis Aboard Air Force One With Obama

On July 14, 2009, in Articles, Gear, Photos, by Baller-in-Chief

Tonight, President Obama will throw out the first pitch at the All-Star game in St. Louis, and do a half inning of sports commentary in the Fox TV anchor booth.

Baller-In-Chief Goes To The Olympics

On March 10, 2009, in Gear, by Baller-in-Chief

Last fall, there was a minor wave of people buying replicas of Obama’s high school jersey. Now that he’s taken the next step in his career, perhaps it’s appropriate you can now get a different Obama jersey: Team USA.

Hooplife’s Barack O’Balla Shorts

On February 4, 2009, in Gear, by Baller-in-Chief

I have to say I was pretty happy when I found out Obama played ball. I am not sure if he is that good or not but I respect the fact that he makes time, even being our Commander in Chief, to lace them up and get on the court.

Topps Announces Release of New Barack Obama eTopps Card

On February 2, 2009, in Gear, Photos, by Baller-in-Chief

This latest addition to Topps’ Obama Trading Card Line will portray the United States’ newest commander in chief using their patented eTopps refractor technology.

White Sox/New Era Design Obama-Themed Cap

On January 26, 2009, in Gear, by Baller-in-Chief

The White Sox and New Era have designed a baseball cap that features Prsident Obama’s last name on the side and on the back of the cap. The fitted hat version has “Obama” written on the side, while the adjustable version has “Obama” written on the back.