Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Obama Would Sign with the Spurs If He Were a Free Agent

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 12:52 PM

The five-time NBA Champions visited the White House on January 12, 2015. The team presented President Barack Obama with a POTUS Spurs Jersey - COURTESY OF THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS
  • Courtesy of the San Antonio Spurs
  • The five-time NBA Champions visited the White House on January 12, 2015. The team presented President Barack Obama with a POTUS Spurs Jersey
Former President Barack Obama is the true OG. Like, he would sign with the Spurs type of OG.

At a speaking event at the MIT Sports Analytics Conference (fancy), Obama was asked what NBA team he would choose to meet with if, as an All-Star, he was going to be a free agent in the summer.

He answered by listing what he looks for in a team, and ultimately felt that our very own Spurs best embodied what he was looking for.
  • NPR Politics / Twitter
"They're smart, they're well-run, they're focused on team. They treat everybody in the organization with respect and that is the kind of organization that I want to be a part of," Obama said. "So I would say over the last 15 years in basketball, San Antonio would be a great example of that."

Shucks! Obama was sure to throw in a bit of shade about all of the Kawhi Leonard drama going on.

But he made up for it with more compliments.

"But if look at what they built, it’s just a smart, well run operation with a good culture and it takes not just All-Stars, but people nobody saw coming and molds them into a great team," Obama said.

Obama also attributed the team's success to retired legend Tim Duncan.

"Hall of Fame player, but if Popovich yelled at him, he took it because he understood he had a role to play," Obama said.

We have a feeling head coach Gregg Popovich won't write him off completely. At 56 years old, Obama would probably be in his prime in Spurs years.

Fast-forward to 46:15 to hear all of Obama's remarks.
Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years.

It’s never been more important to support local news sources. A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.

If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.



Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

© 2020 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation