Who Needs Debates? Hoopsters Have a Candidate; “I Got Obama”.
Posted by Steve Bzomowski on June 1, 2007
Bill Bradley was a great player and he probably would have been, and could still be, a great president. But he wasn’t really one of us, was he? He was too good. I loved the guy and in junior high, after reading John McPhee’s biography of Dollar Bill, “A Sense of Where You Are”, I’d pretend to be Bradley every day when I practiced, learned there the value of repetition in drilling shots and moves. (That particular idolatry stopped, of course, after I saw Pistol Pete. No clean-cutness for me: I wanted to be Pistol!) Still, when you score fifty-something in the Final Four, you’re not one of us. Not even close.
Enter the crafty lefty pick-up player, Barack Obama. There’s an excellent article in today’s NY Times breaking down his game. Turns out he even hoops with Harvard’s all-time, big-time basketball junkie, “AD”, Arne Duncan, (CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, former player under Coach B, NTL Weekend Camp coach and long-time pro player in Australia).
If you don’t want to vote for The Left then vote for The Lefty!
from The NY Times
“Last Christmas, Senator Barack Obama flew to Hawaii to contemplate a presidential bid in the peace of his childhood home. But there, on a humid playground near Waikiki Beach, he found himself being roughed up by some of his best friends. It was the third and final game of the group’s annual three-on-three basketball showdown, and with the score nearly tied, things were getting dirty . . . ”
“good look” goes out to Josh Kratka