President Obama’s Japanese-American Basketball Shoutout

On December 18, 2009, in Articles, Basketball, International, by Baller-in-Chief

Obama mentions Japanese-American hoops legend Wat Misaka, the first non-white player in the NBA, who played briefly for the New York Knicks in the 1940s.

Basketball Remarks by Obama to Chinese President Hu Jintao

On September 25, 2009, in Articles, Basketball, International, by Baller-in-Chief

As is his style, the Baller-in-Chief used hoops as a way to connect, once again showing that people love to focus on what they have in common.

Basketball a thoughtful gift from Obama

On July 31, 2009, in Articles, Basketball, International, Photos, by Baller-in-Chief

A basketball presented by Obama to Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan was one of the highlights of the China-US Summit, says a Xinhua News Agency report.

Yao Ming links Obama compliment on Facebook

On July 28, 2009, in Articles, Basketball, International, by Baller-in-Chief

U.S. President Barack Obama’s praise of NBA basketball player Yao Ming was noticed by the Chinese superstar.

FIFA President Blatter meets Obama at the White House

On July 27, 2009, in Articles, International, Soccer, by Baller-in-Chief

The press also took great interest in Blatter’s meeting with Barack Obama, scheduled for Monday.

Basketball Diplomacy

On July 27, 2009, in Articles, Basketball, International, Photos, by Baller-in-Chief

Obama invoked China’s biggest export — or, at least tallest — at a summit on China-U.S. relations, quoting Houston Rockets center Yao Ming.

Obama Mentions Basketball In Ghana Departure Speech

On July 12, 2009, in International, by Baller-in-Chief

President Obama mentions basketball and the mutual love of sports that he and Ghana’s President Mills share.

Obama And Brazilian President Lula Talk Soccer At G8 Summit

On July 9, 2009, in International, by Baller-in-Chief

President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva discussed the USA’s gutsy defeat to Brazil in last month’s Confederations Cup Final.