After the Presidency, Obama Might Try His Hand at Co-Owning an NBA Team
In a world where former president George W. retired to a life of painting bathroom selfies, it figures that the country’s current cool commander has some equally fitting plans post-White House: owning his own NBA franchise.
This is at least what the presidential press secretary Josh Earnest confirmed late last month when he said Obama has “discussed" being part owner of a team. Earnest was sure to add this would only take place "potentially ... under the right circumstances."
Right circumstances, you say? Just remember we’re talking about the same guy who recently dropped a verse with Hamilton's Lin Manuel Miranda, and once appeared in Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. Basically, there isn’t too much Obama can’t do.
And just imagine what it could do for NBA ratings. Celebrity Net Worth’s Joey Held speculated earlier today that Obama might consider opting for his “beloved Bulls.” The Chicago team’s current owner, Jerry Reinsdorf, apparently doesn’t have any current plans to sell. But for his good friend Obama, who knows? The pairing would be like Pippen and Jordan all over again.
He’s already got at least one current NBA player’s endorsement.
Westbrook endorses Obama's dream of being NBA owner https://t.co/OBBxHuwoGY https://t.co/9iH924gCQ2— theScore NBA (@theScore NBA)1467119408.0
And his love for the game is certainly not in question.
This could potentially be the best basketball celebrity crossover to happen since Space Jam.