The King James Free Agency Saga Continues: Barack Obama Wants LeBron To Rock A Bulls Jersey

- By Bossip Staff

MVP BronBron is the talk of the town these days. First it was the Jiggaman trying to get dibs on where Lebron will play, and now our President Barack Obama is commenting as well:

If LeBron James isn’t sure he can win in Cleveland, President Barack Obama thinks there’s an opportunity with his hometown Chicago Bulls.

“You know, like I said, I don’t want to meddle,” Obama told TNT. “I will say this: [Derrick] Rose, Joakim Noah it’s a pretty good core. You know, you could see LeBron fitting in pretty well there.” Obama was interviewed about a number of basketball subjects by broadcaster Marv Albert on the White House basketball court. The interview will be shown Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET.

James can become a free agent this summer, and his decision whether to leave the Cavaliers is one of the hottest topics in sports. Though he’s never said he wants out of his native Ohio, there’s speculation he’d consider it after the Cavaliers were knocked out of the playoffs in the second round by the Boston Celtics.

“I think that the most important thing for LeBron right now is actually to find a structure where he’s got a coach that he respects and is working hard with teammates who care about him and if that’s in Cleveland, then he should stay in Cleveland,” Obama said. “If he doesn’t feel like he can get it there, then someplace else.” Obama compared James’ situation to the Bulls not winning until Michael Jordan had confidence in Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen and the rest of his teammates. Once that happened, Chicago won six NBA championships in the 1990s.

“It wasn’t until you got that framework around you that you could be a champion,” Obama said. “Same thing happened with Kobe [Bryant]. You know, I think that, first with Shaq [O’Neal] then later with [Pau] Gasol, you know, he’s gotten that sense of a team around him and I think LeBron hasn’t quite been able to get that yet. That’s what he needs to find.”

He definitely will have a better supporting cast in Chicago, but he won’t be able to rock numero 23 anymore.


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  • Buttacupp

    One last comment:

    If our president played ball…I think that would be the s hit!!!

  • Veronica

    Listen to the President LeBron!!We need you here in Chicago!

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  • Here to Share Knowledge, Not argue with you

    If the Bulls hire Mike Brow….then we already know what’s up…I see no reason for Cleveland to have fired Mike Brown if they anticipated LeBron coming back…..

  • Keep it Real


    I never understood the hype behind purses and shoes. But none the less I respect(I mean) ignore women’s obsession with them. “shrugs” go figure

  • who

    @Here to Share Knowledge, Not argue with you

    your name is a contradiction, you are clearly trying to argue with me.

    grow up.

  • who

    @here to share ignorance, not argue

    you’re clearly not full grown. if you don’t like what i have to say, my stance…THEN DON’T READ MY COMMENTS.

  • killa

    yes sir

  • Markz1991

    yeah im from chicago too and i fell like OBAMA do need to focus on tha violence IN THIS COUNRTY(NOT JUST THA CHI) AND other important issues instead of worrying about what team Lebron should play for.but it would be nice for him to come tho…

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  • who

    thought you didn’t argue?

  • http://perryone779@yahoo,com rose by any other name # 9304026339482056536 ™

    Come to Chi-town Lebron,, do what your president says!!!

  • Wenzel Dashington

    It a short flight to Cleveland. So, Moms should be happy in Chicago too.

  • Jocasta

    One Things For Certain Two Things 4 Sure; I love Our President. However, please run the dam country and leave Labron’s decisions to Labron. Do your job Mr. President and let Labron do his! Worry about America! Seriously!

  • http://perryone779@yahoo,com rose by any other name # 9304026339482056536 ™

    He is just suggesting , I love a President who is a peoples Pres and not a ole stiff shirt untouchable fool lik GWB!!

  • 1 HATED ON

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..The pres has got to know how important winning Ohio is. Leave our favorite son alone LMBO.

  • 1 HATED ON

    I think more ppl would appreciate it if the pres used his juice to edge cfb playoffs along while he was in office. Personally I’d like for the pres to use his juice to force the BCS to stop giving Notre Dame’s fball team obvious perks the team doesnt deserve. Long as ND has perks for being a has been program they will continue to ruin integrity in cfb by downplaying 22 million dollars on the table if they join the big 10/11. We all know the pres supports cfb playoffs. The sooner the softest, weakest bully on the block(check ND’s win/loss record since Lou Holtz left & putrid NBC ratings) the sooner cfb playoffs will begin.

  • Virginia News

    Here to Share Knowledge, Not argue with you

    5/24/10, 11:30:am

    If the Bulls hire Mike Brow….then we already know what’s up…I see no reason for Cleveland to have fired Mike Brown if they anti*****ted LeBron coming back…..

    why is c. i. p. a. censored in Knowledge’s post??!

  • Virginia News

    i think the big deal about obama’s comment is because he’s the third big name to make a comment…. and stern can’t do shiat to him like hlw stern slapped mark cuban for talking about lebron ( a hundred thousand dollar fine???? that’s insane!)

  • whothat

    GTFoh why is the pres tlkn about this overpaid cry baby? It dont matter where her plays he has his in the bag already…umm shouldnt the president b focused on getting people back to wrk and improving this economy? I thought his comment was way out of is on tnt anyway? wtf???

  • drock

    It’s nice to know that the president has his priorities straight.
    Are there not more important things to focus on other than Lebron James? Guess the celeb-president does’nt seem to think so. Don’t worry the Gulf Coast will fix itself, dont worry the money won’t run out, dont worry the war will resolve itself. As a matter of fact, don’t even think, he doesn’t like that.

  • Ash

    I’m reading all these comments about how Obama needs to talk about other things (important) I understand that and all…but real talk, ITS A SPORTS INTERVIEW PEOPLE !!! and ESPN don’t want to hear about guns issues and violence in the city of chicago…that’s what CNN and MSNBC is for…jesus..give the guy a damn break…

  • drock

    @ Ash

    Noone ever gave Bush a break. ( not that he deserved one either).

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