New 'Obama Classic' fundraising contest: Play with NBA stars, dine with Michael Jordan
President Barack Obama jokes with Chicago Bulls players Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose. The President played basketball with friends, college and professional basketball players, before an audience that included wounded warriors and White House mentees at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., August 8, 2010.
August 7th, 2012
03:57 PM ET

New 'Obama Classic' fundraising contest: Play with NBA stars, dine with Michael Jordan

After losing the monthly fundraising battle in July for the third straight month, the Obama campaign is rolling out a new money-raising gimmick to encourage its supporters to pony up donations.

In an email sent out on Tuesday, Obama for America announced that future donors to the president’s reelection campaign will be automatically entered into a lottery for the chance to play basketball with current and former NBA and WNBA stars at the rescheduled Obama Classic. The winner will also get a dinner with President Obama and NBA legend Michael Jordan.

Originally organized during the 2011 NBA lockout, the Obama Classic was an exhibition game scheduled for last December at a time when basketball fans had nowhere else to turn to watch their favorite players. When the lockout was resolved at the end of November, NBC stars and Obama Classic organizers Vince Carter, Baron Davis and Chris Paul sent out an email announcing that the game was being postponed until summer 2012.

“And we can tell you it's going to be a game you won't want to miss,” the email read. “We've personally talked to more than a dozen players and legends who are eager to get out there and have some fun in support of President Obama.”

In 2011, some of the NBA's biggest names had signed on including Boston Celtics' guard Ray Allen, New York Knicks' forward Carmelo Anthony and Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh.

This time around, the campaign is sweetening the pot a bit.

“Imagine shooting hoops with Carmelo Anthony, Patrick Ewing, Sheryl Swoopes, Kyrie Irving, and Alonzo Mourning,” Obama for America Deputy National Field Director Marlon Marshall wrote in Tuesday’s email. “Oh, and you'll get to meet President Obama and Michael Jordan over dinner, too.”

Details on the players list this time around and when or where exactly the game will be played weren’t included, but Marshall did write that the winner could transfer the prize to a more athletically-inclined friend or relative if playing basketball wasn’t for them.

“Don't worry if suiting up with hoops stars isn't your thing,” Marshall’s email read. “I know you've got a kid or a friend who would love nothing more than to play with their heroes while you cheer them on from a courtside seat.”

The campaign has run similar fundraising contests before, raffling off dinners with the president and first lady, trips to the president’s birthday party and even an invitation to a fundraiser at actor George Clooney’s house.

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  1. Kool-Aid Police

    Another gimmick to get votes and money, pure and simple. Everybody knows it too, he can't run on results so he has to find another way.

    August 7, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
    • durundal

      did you even realize how flimsy of an assertion that is if you say it out loud? With 8 out of the 10 millionaires donating to Romney, so sorry to hear our president has to go elsewhere for campaign funds. I suppose you wish he could be more like Romney and get down on his knees and drink directly from the money spout

      August 7, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
      • bb

        My guess is millionaires are smarter than most. too smart to vote for wimpy OBLUNDER****FACE IT DEMS ARE INEPT, Oblameo has choked end of story stop the side shows and he is still an INEPT WIMP.

        August 7, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
      • josh101

        No, millionaires are often just born into money... Check the stats... But anyways, what's wrong with an obvious endorsement by famous basketball players?

        August 7, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
      • durundal

        bb, I would wager that some are incredibly smart and that is how they make their money. Others do it through less glamorous means (abuse of loopholes and little innovation or brilliance), and even more so are born into money through merit of their ancestors hard work (to squander or utilize at will). Money does not necessarily mean intelligence, class, or even merit – look at trump, adelson, and a lot of the petty rich folk – the only calling card they truly have is they got lucky by being in the right place at the right time. I will agree with you on this however: coming from money certainly does give greater access to more possibilities and ranges of experiences that other folk might just not have the luxury of choosing from.

        As per the state of the economy, at the risk of sounding like im trying to whitewash, any recessionary period has been followed by a frantic mixture of deficit spending, tax cuts, and make-work programs – regardless of if they are [D] or [R]. The only thing that has truly changed in the last 50+ years has been the increasing focus on political rhetoric and gamesmanship over effective governance

        August 7, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
      • shitnickle

        Josh – are that dumb? Do you realise that we have created more millionaires have been created in the last 5 years than in the previous 2000? Why, just look at sports where the average contract is over 500k and they make more than 1mm in a 2 year period. For a celebratry, they too get much more. You probably hate to hear that because they earned it. Keep trolling you looser, and find a way to make a real point without a bull line of 8-10 didn't earn it – you are clyeless and will be on the short end in November.. Then, we can get rid of your leaches forever.

        August 7, 2012 at 8:20 pm |
      • BO Stinks

        8 of 10 millionaires donate to Romney, you mean 8 of 10 professional athletes, such as multi million dollar per year NBA players are donating to Romney; i think not. When you want to play the millionaire card, please remember all those athletes we watch on tv, actors we watch on tv etc. Millionares are not just corporate CEOs and wall street types you know.

        August 7, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
      • Vic

        Actually, more stupid millionaires and billionaires are left wingers who already donated a lot to Obama, the faux champion of the middle class and the poor! Wake up, Black Unemployment at 14.4% and Hispanics at 11.1%. This jerk is all about himself! He does not care and never cares about you!!!

        August 7, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
      • BucksnortsRush

        you weren't complaining about that in 2008 or 2010... why now?? never mind, we all know... prepare yourself for an historic tidal wave, much, much larger than 2010...

        August 7, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
      • john j

        Hey, butt-wipe! 8 out of ten millionaires donating to Romney? What is your source, dip-wad? Whaddya call the Hollywood and other 1%-ers donating to Odumbo? Democrats in D.C. aren't millionaires? Ha! Odumbo's a multi-millionaire, too, in case you didn't know. You're a moron.

        August 7, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
      • sclady

        Excuse me, but aren't these basketball stars millionaires?

        August 7, 2012 at 10:30 pm |
      • Gbailey

        The facts are that 80% of millionaires are first generation....they earned it themselves (per the millionaire next door). They worked, saved and sacrificed. Sure some millionaires were "born into it" as Josh stated however someone earned it and decided to leave it to someone they loved....whats wrong with that? Don't say that the 1% crowd doesn't pay their tax share, currently they pay approx. 40% of the federal income taxes while almost half of the country pay 0 federal income tax. I am one the guys in the middle, small business owner ith a nice middle class income. Instead of demonizing the wealthy maybe we should look at majority (not all) as an example of hard work.

        August 7, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
      • malice420dotcom

        Thugs hang with thugs.

        August 7, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
      • Shooby

        well Obama got down on his knees for bill Clinton

        August 7, 2012 at 11:05 pm |
      • LarryJE25

        The latest stats on donations show most of Romney's money from people donating less than $250. hardly the Hollywood elites that Barry runs with at the 37,000 a plate dinners. Nitwit!

        August 7, 2012 at 11:25 pm |
      • albie

        de da dee det dee

        August 8, 2012 at 12:05 am |
      • Kurt

        Or it could be that those who know what it takes to grow money in the US are willing to support a man who won't sell America short and create a nanny state obliged to superstars and big government for everything?

        August 8, 2012 at 12:06 am |
      • Brent James

        Im just glad this idiot is having to get on his knees to beg – since he doesnt pray.

        August 8, 2012 at 1:00 am |
      • the Spottedstone

        BS. Is this simply a black-on-black event

        August 8, 2012 at 3:26 am |
      • Russ

        What's flimsy about "he (Imam Obama) can't run on results"? That is a FACT.

        August 8, 2012 at 7:24 am |
      • Thought Recon

        You suffer from selective memory when you conveniently choose to forget that this failure of a President was on his knees at that money spout when those same millionaires (most notably WALL STREET MILLIONAIRES) gave more money to Obama than ANY CANDIDATE IN HISTORY. Aaaaw the life of the willfully blind. Don't get me wrong. I am a bit envious that I do not possess the ability to deny reality when it isn't pleasant or doesn't fit my world view.

        August 8, 2012 at 8:23 am |
      • Joe G

        Granted, the MAJORITY of the players in this league made it through college on their athletic prowess; however, wouldn't even a non-college educated millionaire be suspicious of a millionaire candidate that keeps spouting that "the rich don't pay their fair share of taxes"?
        Did the president and 1st lady check off the box on their tax returns to "pay more"?

        August 8, 2012 at 9:30 am |
      • Pete

        A total worthless point made by you, I do not recall the very wealthy people hosting dinner parties and events for Romney as compared to the many doing so daily for the POS. Your point not taken and so devoid of any reasoning as is the post by Anna B asserting that Obumbler is a great president, no wonder the kool aid stock is surging

        August 8, 2012 at 10:09 am |
      • Ken Puck

        Definition of the NBA: eVERY 24 seconds, 10 black guys jump up in the air. No wonder O is going to his base.

        August 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
      • durundal

        haha I love watching how you petulant children struggle so. Apologies it was 'billionaires' not 'millionaires' and it was top 15 or so contributing to PAC's – and the source was a CNN article published not too long ago actually in case you are interested to give it a read (shocking that the media capitalizes on the liberal versus conservative duality). Regarding millionaire sports athletes contributing, if anything the article is hinting at a donation of time, NOT money. butt-wipe? dip-wad? oh dear, middle school has let out and the 'cool kids' are running amok. Let me guess, I must clearly be a welfare leach because you poor pathetic souls can only see the world through a black and white lens. Grow up, the problem is you, not the government, because it is the kind of people who post your drivel that fuel the demagogues and get them into office

        August 8, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
      • poorhardworker

        You are joking right? Let see...Hollywood fundraisers, last weekend with Harvey fundraising (closed a public beach nice), Wall Street...Obama will pander to anyone to extend his "free lunch on our dime". Remember how he said not to give gifts to family and friends...and wanted you to give them a receipt that said you had donated in their name.

        Obama has no record of helping America get back on it's feet Let see, he put at least 87,000 people out of work with his Obumbled handling of the Gulf: he and Geithner funded the union workers pensions but flat out refused to do the same for a non-union company; he has overloaded our system (and our ability to pay for) with welfare recipients; he has abrogated his responsibility to protect our borders...I really don't think he wants to run on this record! All he has in his back pocket are attack ads that, when fact checked, don't really pan out (last one associating Romney with the death of a woman turned out to be a wrong headed spin).

        In addition, I bet he remembers the promises he made everyone about cutting unemployment and the deficit...and that went well, didn't it?

        August 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
    • Jesus Christ Superstar

      Um, dude, you do realize this is a fun way to have a fundraiser? Instead of sitting around and eating terrible food, the President is going to play basketball and exercise. So how is this any different than Romney having dinners? Except instead of rich white people who want to buy the presidency, it will be people of color having fun and getting exercise while promoting the president. But I forgot people like you, Kool-Aid Police think rich white Romney can do ANYTHING he wants, but community organizer black Obama isn't allowed to do anything.

      August 7, 2012 at 5:09 pm |
      • shitnickle

        No, it is Blacks illegially donating their star power to a campaign without having to pay the 35k and be subject to the campaign laws. It is sad that folks of color just stick with color but ask for the rest of us to change. Time for them to look in the mirror and ask why they just vote black (racism).

        August 7, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
      • john j

        "Except instead of rich white people who want to buy the presidency, it will be people of color" WHO WANT TO BUY THE PRESIDENCY. You are a fuk-nut.

        August 7, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
      • BO Stinks

        Yes, the press does not gt enough excersise on the golf course!!!!

        August 7, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
      • BO Stinks

        Yes, the press does not gt enough excercise on the golf course!!!!

        August 7, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
      • V

        That's why all the sense of entitlement lazy assed people on welfare are predominantly black

        Keep your sugar daddy in the black house

        August 7, 2012 at 9:42 pm |
      • elcgm

        My first concern with you is the name you attribute to yourself. If you are not going to act Chris-like- change your name to maybe demonic democrat because there is nothing super star or Christ about you. Besides Jesus Christ is sacred.
        Secondly- maybe you are not aware or do not read or hear the news, but Obama's biggest donor is SOROS- not black by any means. He is however a communist and socialist and he is not black- he is just as white Clinton. Another name that comes to mind- George Clooney- another white that just had a fund raiser for Obama and the guests that I saw on the news were not black-just whites. Maybe blacks were not allowed- after all if I were black and if I was invited- I would be protesting AGAINST this president for the way he has treated the blacks that voted for him–50% unemployment among black youths- 14.+% among black adults -Get on google and see for yourself the cities in Detroit-half empty and vandalized- IT IS A SHAME AND PATHETIC the way the blacks drool over this president as if he had done anything of value for them. If I were black- I would ask this president Obama- "Why are you taking away the work requirement to be able to receive welfare checks?" "Why are you making us so dependent on you and the government handouts?" "Do you want to keep depriving us of our self-esteem, along with our children, our dignity,
        our self worth?" "Why don't you, Mr. President, let us have school vouchers so we can take our black children to a school of our choice? (You can answer that question- he is beholden to the Union Bosses- Obama cares more about them than you-Super Star and the rest of the blacks) BUT -YOU WILL GO AHEAD AND VOTE FOR HIM- BECAUSE YOU CARE MORE FOR OBAMA AND THE COLOR OF HIS SKIN THAN YOU DO YOUR OWN FAMILY AND CHILDREN! No backbone from 96% of blacks. How tragic. Yea, Obama (AGAIN) will promise you that THIS TIME it will be different. WRONG-IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE! If he taxes the wealthy, the ones that create jobs for you (unless you don't work and just get a welfare check-then I have wasted my time)- then there will be even fewer jobs.
        Another thing, you are angry because you were not left an inheritance or wealth like some whites- Mitt Romney was left an inheritance from his father, George, and Romney donated it all to charity. His $1.4 million salary from rescuing the 2002 Winter Olympics- Yep- he gave it all to charity, and when governor for 4 years- You are right again, he gave it to charity. And he is the most generous person in politics- he gives a full 10% of his earning to tithing, and fast offerings to help the poor- whether the poor they are members of his faith or not. He gives more than Biden or Obama combined-. So your usual talking points about the wealthy or Mitt Romney's wealth- well, all I can say why don't you and Obama get over it- get over being so jealous of people that have made it on their own or were left an inheritance.
        One more thing- you and all those black NBA players- why don't you follow Martin Luthern King's words? "Don't judge a man by the color of his skin BUT BY THE CONTENT OF HIS CHARACTER. If you would do that- you would not be voting for a man that ran around with domestic terrorists (Bill Ayers and his wife), or had business dealings with Resko-a real convicted felon, or sat in a church pew and loved listening to Reverend Wright demean and say hateful things about America. Well, I could list other shady characters- but I will save it for another day.

        August 8, 2012 at 12:01 am |
      • Kurt

        Wow, "people of color", tell me you don't believe you are racist and I will call you a liar. You don't think "white" people might want to shoot some hoops with "people of color". How about only "white p\rich people", because heavens knows there are no rich "people of color", will sit around with Romney. Lets see, Herman Cain, Cowboy Troy, Condalissa Rice, Alan Keys, 50 Cent,, and the list goes on. All "people of color" al conservative. So the next time you use broad stokes of a racist brush, realize that there are "people of color" who just might not be holding to your ideals just as there are many "rich white people" who do. We are all human beings and "should be judged not on the color of our sking but on the content of our character." MLK. Do you think he would agree with your racist statements?

        August 8, 2012 at 12:19 am |
      • Jerry O'Brien

        " DUDE " he aint black. He's halfbreed.

        August 8, 2012 at 12:47 am |
      • Drake Edwards

        Wow! You really have a point there!

        August 8, 2012 at 2:12 am |
      • the Spottedstone

        Very different.

        August 8, 2012 at 3:26 am |
      • Georock

        He can do whatever he wants...we dont care. We will still vote Romney.

        We need NBA stimulus...hehehehehe

        August 8, 2012 at 4:37 am |
      • FenderFan72

        OMG, are you kidding me? You sir are a total bigot racist but I'm sure nobody has to tell you that. So Obama never hangs out with "rich white guys"? Oh I get it, if your black it's ok to have millions but if your white then it's bad. Another Obama drone, what a shock. Please, please be sure and stay home come election day, our country depends on it.

        August 8, 2012 at 7:48 am |
      • Al

        More stupid black thugs for Soetoro. So where is the news here?

        August 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Don't you have something better to do? How about going to register to vote? Better take your I.D, Although, they probably won't accept the Lifetime Membership Card you got at Chuckie Cheese Pizza House for free soda refills

      August 7, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
      • the Spottedstone

        But I'm sure they will accept your food stamp ID.

        August 8, 2012 at 3:27 am |
      • Georock

        That's funny....good one

        August 8, 2012 at 4:41 am |
    • chris

      Obama says Romney doesn't understand the common Michael Jordan does? Glad Obama has had 4 years to have access to some great athletes and play ball while the rest of us hang on for dear life.

      August 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
      • Best for America

        if you knew anything about Michael Jordan's struggle to succeed, you would not ask this question. Try reading a little so that you know what you are talking about. The answer is yes Michael does. He was not born rich, he had to earn his money.

        August 8, 2012 at 1:57 am |
      • the Spottedstone

        Best fo America – No, he didn't do that on his own. Someone helped him do it. Have you not listened to the Bigot in Chief's remarks over the past three weeks?

        August 8, 2012 at 3:30 am |
    • Vicki

      YUP! I can't agree more! Most NBA stars are so out of touch with reality! They don't seem to care that millions of hard-working Americans would spend their last dollar to see them play basketball, and their hefty salaries are driving average Americans to the poor house! IDIOTS!

      August 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm |
    • chris

      This sounds great! I bet it won't be cancelled like the Mitt&Trump fundraiser.

      August 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
    • Howard


      August 7, 2012 at 11:45 pm |
      • Best for America

        So only Romney is allowed to have supporters who are wealthy. Oh, I understand you are trying to perpetuate another myth. Talking point number nine, only poor people, welfare recipients, unemployed, minorities support our President. But you can't have it both ways, if these groups don't vote, then someone must be supporting President Obama. After all he won the election in 2008 and He is leading in all polls. But I forget facts are not on you list of talking points.

        August 8, 2012 at 2:05 am |
      • the Spottedstone

        BfA – You are but a parasite in a vast wasteland. Your messiah is gone come November and you – and your neanderthal ilk – will be standing out in the cold loking at the blank expressions on each others face trying to figure out what the h3ll went wrong. You're a sorry excuse for for your country. Begin to learn how to bow – as Barry does.

        August 8, 2012 at 3:39 am |

      I think it is about time that he goes to his own people and starts begging from them. I always thought that Michael Jordan
      was a Republican ( so much for that theory ). They have plenty of money to go buy three or four new homes, ( like they say a fool and his money are soon parted. I have finally figured out why the whites do not like blacks ( it is because of that obnoxious SOB Leo Tyrell and Al Sharpton ). I understand that David Axlerod didn't pay that last blonde ( she lives in
      the same building as him ) for her performance in helping take Herman Cain down. I guess she is getting evicted, so she is suing him. Couldn't happen to a more deserving Chicagoan.

      August 8, 2012 at 2:34 am |
      • Frank Johnson

        With the money they make shouldn't they be sharing it with all of those who didn't make it as an NBA player?

        August 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
    • lary

      back alley dorks to help the other back dork dork,,hhurrah....never watch the phony over paid NBA,,silly game.,

      August 8, 2012 at 3:20 am |
    • Dutra

      Looks like the brain trust is out in force to support their like=minded candidate.

      August 8, 2012 at 9:36 am |
    • miked

      oh well guess i won't be watching nba anymore if they are supporting the communist obozo

      August 8, 2012 at 9:50 am |
    • freecheese

      Who's surprised. All of the Buckwheat bassit bow players backing Obama. "Why did you vote for Obama?" "Cuz he beez black, dats why !"

      August 8, 2012 at 10:39 am |
    • Dave

      The reason the players are doing this is they believe by donating $ to Obama he will change their 1% ranking to 99% there by saving them millions of $ in tax's.

      August 8, 2012 at 10:41 am |
    • James Haaker

      Who cares about thugs in the NBA. They already will vote for him, and their money won't help he is so far behind in fundraising, and is spending money like drunken Monkey! Obama the worst president ever, no one is so out into communism ever will be re elected!!!!!!

      August 8, 2012 at 11:43 am |
    • gk60

      Maybe he should concentrate on business, and take some business courses rather than playing basketball, he is pathetic and making a joke out of the US.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
    • Frank Johnson

      Another group of 1%ers like the movie stars who are clueless about american values and how an economy works. Why are we paying each of these guys millions of dollars per year to play basketball-a kids game? Shouldn't this money be divided up and go to those who didn't make the NBA, some of them might be hurting?

      August 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
  2. douglas james

    Well, well, well, looks like he is desperate. Going after the RICH that pay little or no tax, all hidden in tax shelter's, off shore etc. and yet he is going after their money. Ironic, he is talking about Romney (of whom I am not my favorite guy) not paying much in taxes and he attacks him...This is Obama, lover's of this guy...

    August 7, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
    • obynoreg

      Let me educate you a little bit about raising taxes. When Bill Clinton did that with regulations, what happened to the economy? When G. Bush did the opposite, what happened to the economy? Somethings we fail to acknowledge the fact that we got into this mess with the R's. Let me ask you how long does it take for you to break a glass cup? And how long does it take to put it back. Rethink about the answer and a tip study how glasses are made that's the narrative that I got for you on the economy

      August 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
      • Proud California Conservative

        This tells the whole story, why Bush was so bad at the end of his term.

        Don't just skim over this, it's not long, but read it slowly and let it sink in. If in doubt, check it out!

        The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007, the day democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.

        The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995. For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this:

        January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress. At the time:

        The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
        The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
        The Unemployment rate was 4.6%

        George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH.

        Remember the day...

        January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.

        The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy? BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!

        Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!

        Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie – starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.

        And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA
        And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie? OBAMA and the Democrat Congress

        So when someone tries to blame Bush...


        Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.

        Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 &2011. In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

        For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.

        And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.

        If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

        If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is, "I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th."

        August 7, 2012 at 8:32 pm |
      • redruffansore

        Bill Clintorus enjoyed the benefits of republican house and senate and a balanced budget, no thanks to him other than signing his name to it. You on the other hand have had a super majority for 3 years and just look at the country.
        Look, I don't care if you lie to yourself. Just don't come here peddling that swill. November, we are going to mop the floor with you. The entire country is sick of puppet head and the liberal fail.

        August 7, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
      • Mack O.

        I don't know where you've had your head but I'm betting the sun doesn't shine there. The "R's" took over the government in 1996 and ran it until 2006. The economy did quite well during that 10 year period, even while the Dems were forcing banks to make loans to people who couldn't afford them.....however when the D's got back in control in 2007 things went to hell in a hand basket rather quickly and that slippery slope has gotten a lot more slippy with the current crop of losers in charge.

        August 7, 2012 at 9:39 pm |
      • snouts

        is it only coincidence that all the prosperity in the last 20 yrs has been under the Republican congress?

        August 7, 2012 at 10:03 pm |
      • Heywoodjablowme

        You are a certified moron.

        August 7, 2012 at 10:08 pm |
      • Molly

        You are in serious need of a history lesson. The Republicans did not get us into this mess. Try looking up collasal gems such as the Community Reinvestment act, started on Carter, expanded under Clinton. Then look up the roll of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.....greatly prone to corruption and poor decisions by DEMOCRATS. Clinton benefited greatly from having the Republicans control the purse strings during most of his presidency. Clinton was busy getting down and dirty with Monica, Obama does not have that proclivity so he is busy 24/7 spending this country into oblivion

        August 7, 2012 at 10:29 pm |
      • dennis

        Dems took over the house in 2006 . It was all down hill from there . BARNEY FRANK caused the housing problem . I lost my job in april 2009 . lol

        August 7, 2012 at 11:01 pm |
      • Edward

        Clinton gave us a bubble economy...the stock market bubble burst while Bush was president. Stop blaming Bush for the mess Clinton caused.

        August 7, 2012 at 11:10 pm |
      • WillB

        Community Reinvestment Act requiring mandatory lending by the banks to people who could never pay for a mortgage is how we got "here". Democratic Social Engineering pure and simple. You better go back and study history. Socialism works nowhere all the time. Social Security; ponzi scheme. Medicare; ponzi scheme. The Constitution if practiced the way it was written works.

        August 7, 2012 at 11:15 pm |
      • Sandi

        You really do not understand how Government works do you? Your ignorance is amazing. It was not until the Replublicans took over the house & sentate in '94 and forced Clinton to move to the middle as to why both the economy took off AND your brothers & sisters had to go through Welfare reform.

        Of which, brother Barry now abolished the work requirement portion of the successful18 year Welfare reform with the stroke of his exectuive pen. Why? To keep his brothern dependent on him!

        August 8, 2012 at 12:50 am |
      • FenderFan72

        Let me EDUCATE you, Bush inherited a massive tech bubble recession from your hero Bill Clinton (sound familiar to you Obama drones?). I should know I was one of the millions hurt by it. Clinton inherited an economy on the rise and then came in and slashed our military and of course Bush had to clean that up as well. The 8 years of Bush saw full employment can your hero say that? Are you libs really this dumb? Were you around when Reagan came in and completely turned the economy around after Carter all but ruined it (sound familiar?). But lets not let facts get in the way of your ideology.

        August 8, 2012 at 7:57 am |
    • Yannaes

      Let me educate you somewhat: Your Man F.D.R. came up with the concept of the Great Society and as a result the welfare line has been filled by liberals wanting something for nothing. Also, in context, this is not about taxes, it is about your male friend Obama, attacking Romney and now he is going after wealthy athletes begging. And, as an educated intellectual, I am sure you see the irony here, or are you blinded. Of course, you will not admit to the fact that Social Give aways introduced by your group of people is one of the reasons we are in this mess. So, you have been educated on the other side of the fence.

      August 7, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
  3. Yannaes

    Very good point, Douglasjames

    August 7, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
  4. bb

    If Oblame is Paterno, I guess that makes Reid Sandusky, These lying jerks are grasping at straws, what a bunch of wimps, couldnt get the NBA champs so they got the cubs.. More distractions from the real issues which is DEMS ARE INEPT!!!

    August 7, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
    • Jesus Christ Superstar

      Why would you even make that comparison? You're basically saying the Senate Majority leader is a sex offender. Dude, how ignorant are you? Do you have a 4th grade education, then your mami and papi decided they needed you to breed with the cows instead?

      August 7, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
    • Jesus Christ Superstar

      You DO realize that this is a BASKETBALL event and you are referring to a college football team? I guess not, but hey, any chance to take a cheap shot at the president, right? How American of you

      August 7, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
      • Tyrone

        Cheap shot at?.......Obama IS a cheap shot. And we are all the worse for it.

        August 7, 2012 at 10:07 pm |
  5. Jersey Bill

    Thugs. Lame gimmick.

    August 7, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
    • yerheinous

      Now, now.....these NBA players are backing Obama because they have carefully scrutinized all economic indicators, have spoken extensively to their squads of money managers and accountants about stock market predictions under an Obama administration, and have – after much analysis – concluded that Obama is whats best for America. The color of his skin has nothing to do with their decision to finance him.

      August 7, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
    • Yeeeech

      No one is heralding the news....Major League Soccer Games have greater average attendance than either the NBA or NHL. NBA fans are disgusted with the prices, treatment and digital flogging they receive from the League the $10.00 beers, $25.00 parking fees, $150.00 tickets (with a nose bleed)....they are also angry about the violence, bad language, and unsportsmanlike behavior of millionaire thugs who scorn their public and 70% play ball in a lackadaisical way. But, certainly this is a crowd that Obama can relate to very well. Are you surprised no recent NBA player (since the 1970's) ever won a Rhodes Scholarship......nor any other scholarship based on intellectual achievement?

      August 7, 2012 at 9:51 pm |
      • Gas Passer

        It's called gangster ball now. Ha ha ha !

        August 7, 2012 at 10:50 pm |
    • TheRaven

      Exactly. All these guys would be on the street gang banging or in jail.......or dead if not for basketball.
      Thugs hanging with thugs.
      Ray Allen the exception.

      August 8, 2012 at 5:57 am |
  6. jon

    Ok ... so is this a fund raiser for Obama or a lottery for dinner. Do the people that give money for the chance to have dinner with a NBA star really support Obama. Next thing you know, Obama will claim XXX,XXX number of new contributors because people wanted to take a chance on dining with a NBA star, and not support re-electing Obama

    August 7, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  7. bb

    Oblunder & Sandusky Reid and the rest of the democraps are trying to turn everything into a sideshow.
    America is to smart to fall for this wimp, inept jerk again

    August 7, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
    • obynoreg

      Tell your so called Mitt D Kitten to show us his taxes. This is a shame for America to elect a presidential candidate that we don't know how he made his money. We know that he is a stupidly rich but..... where is ur tax return

      August 7, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
      • redruffansore

        Have your communist trained puppet head show us all the records he spent millions to conceal from the American taxpayers. Can't even see his college grades but I'm sure it's for a good reason, Choom guy turned Obama's skull in to cabbage. Your party has had a super majority for 3 years and the epic fail has been awesome. Fill us in on Fast and Furious. Wut up with Solyndra and all the other green that disappeared homey? You got some splainin to do.

        August 7, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
      • F&CK LibTards

        How about Fairy Barry showing his college transcripts that show he went to college as a foreign exchange student? Why are you worried about how Romney earned his money while you don't worry about what Oblammy does with OUR money? You have your priorities off kilter, great American!

        August 7, 2012 at 9:17 pm |
      • rightside

        Tax returns will be available at the same time Obams college records and application forms are also available. We can't have a president that we don't know if he can even read and write.

        August 7, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
      • Schoendog

        Tell your so called Mitt D Kitten to show us his taxes. This is a shame for America to elect a presidential candidate that we don't know how he made his money. We know that he is a stupidly rich but..... where is ur tax return.

        How about Obozo releasing his college records, official copy of his birth certificate and all other documents that he has ordered sealed. You Libtards are such ass- kissing fools for this boy president that it has gotten past being funny and is now dangerous for our country! Waks up and think for yourself for a change!

        August 7, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
      • Obama???

        Have Obama show his college grades and how he went to Harvard with foriegn aid if he is American citizen.
        And how he got a Conneticut SS card but never lived there?

        August 7, 2012 at 10:01 pm |
      • Buzzer

        I have the answer. Romney's tax returns are hidden in the same place as Obama's college transcripts

        August 7, 2012 at 10:07 pm |
      • terrence

        We will show our taxes if Obama shows us all his college transcripts and records!!! Why don't you do a little research and tell all of us why the big O has spent millions to keep his records sealed???? You all have been punked and used by the democrats for over 58 years!!! And you will never learn until its to late!!

        August 7, 2012 at 10:11 pm |
      • Damion Strong

        Really, sorry you got stuck in the left/right paradigm...... If slippery Mitt released his taxes that will make all the difference in the world to you, iI doubt that very about Mr. Obama release his sealed (which required $$$$ in fees to do and keep doing) college records? and while we're at it let's have Nancy (I run the swamp) & Harry (I can say anything i want, do to my greying brain matter ) show their taxes...including crony kick backs et al........get out of the paradigm and THINK...its your country you r playing with.....dig deeper, the old boss is always the same as the new boss in the dog n pony show that is DC

        August 7, 2012 at 10:29 pm |
      • airball

        where are obama's college transcripts? How long did it take for him to release his birth certificate? remember, he works for us so when the american public asks for it, he should give it. that goes for romney too but romney doesn't work for us, so he doesn't need to show us his tax returns... but i forgot the dems only play a 1/2 court game to their advantage.

        August 7, 2012 at 10:49 pm |
      • WillB

        Democrats had 2 whole years to tax the "rich". Where's the budget they could have passed? Keep trying the class warfare theme and voting for the same playbook. Socialism, it doesn't work and never will.

        August 7, 2012 at 11:18 pm |
      • Sickntired

        show me the college transcripts

        August 7, 2012 at 11:20 pm |
      • Libsaresimple

        I am sure you are a hired liberal hack, but... Do you also demand to see obamas college transcripts? Did the appearance his birth certificate seem a bit odd to you? Or, does he just get a free pass?

        August 8, 2012 at 12:06 am |
      • elcgm

        Romney has shown the required 2 years of tax returns. It took Obama almost 4 years to show his fake birth certificate.
        And I hope that Romney tells Obama- I will show my tax returns if you Obama show us your Columbia University school application, your scores and all papers affiliated getting into Harvard. Why has Obama spent milions of dollars to keep all these documents sealed? He was on a foreign aid of some kind- why would he need foreign aid if he was an American? Just a few questions- also, Romney can tell Obama- "along wtih those school documents- show ALL thousand more documents on Fast & Furious. Who was responsible for the orders of Fast & Furious-who ever ordered-And I know it came from the top- whoever that person is -should be held responsible for the murder of two Americans-one was a Border Patrol agent. Obama knows how to play dirty – the Chicago Thug! Even Clinton called him a "Chicago thug". I know Clinton was right-after all I have read and everything else that the left, liberal media tries to cover up. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE AN AD WITH OBAMA BEING SURROUNDED BY ALL HIS FELONS, DOMESTIC TERRORIST, ESPECIALLY BILL AYERS STOMPING ON OUR AMERICAN FLAG, AND THEN A CLIP OF CLINTON CALLING OBAMA A CHICAGO THUG! THAT WOULD BE PRICELESS.

        August 8, 2012 at 12:13 am |
      • cogs

        I am supposed to be more concerned about what Mitt is doing with his own money that what Obama is doing with mine?!

        August 8, 2012 at 12:18 am |
      • Tom

        Where is your Master's college records? Why does he have a SS card from a state he never lived in? Why does his literary bio say he was born in Kenya? You KNOW how Romney made his money: as the head of a private equity firm...the same firm Obumblers' biggest bundler took over when Romney left...the same type of firm Barry has recieved millions of dollars from. So when Oblamer reveals HIS records, then he can ask for Mitt's.

        August 8, 2012 at 1:19 am |
      • TomP

        Where is your guys college records? Why does he have a SS card from a state he never lived in? Why does his literary bio say he was born in Kenya? You KNOW how Romney made his money: as the head of a private equity firm...the same firm Obumblers' biggest bundler took over when Romney left...the same type of firm Barry has recieved millions of dollars from. So when Oblamer reveals HIS records, then he can ask for Mitt's.

        August 8, 2012 at 1:24 am |
      • the Spottedstone

        Tell youe so-called imposter in chief in the white house to show us his university records and transcripts. Huh, too stupid to understand their relavance? Parasite.

        August 8, 2012 at 3:32 am |
      • BUCK FARAK

        Tell Obongo to SHOW HIS COLLEGE Transcripts, The Ones from Columbia University..

        guess what, LOOOSAH, Yer Odrama HAS NO TRANSCRIPTS , Ya FOOL..!!

        He's a FAKE, and the ONLY thing he has done is to relegated Carter to being the SECOND WORST PRESIDENT EVER..

        ORETARD has firmly taken hold of First Place.

        August 8, 2012 at 5:12 am |
      • Your kidding right

        Just admit that There are more unanswered questions in the current presidents past than you can possibly defend. It's okay, we both know truth is NOT what your vote will represent.

        August 8, 2012 at 7:08 am |
      • FenderFan72

        Good grief, you libs really hate success don't you? After the past 4 years I can see why you are in love with Obama.

        August 8, 2012 at 7:58 am |
  8. Speechless in the burgh

    really ?
    This guy has done nothing but divide the country, and all he does is attend fund raiser events.

    August 7, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  9. Investment Advisor

    NBA thugs.....Hang'n with the Prez.

    August 7, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
    • Jesus Christ Superstar

      Ohhh, ok, so the BLACK basketball players are THUGS why??? Because they're black? How American of you.

      August 7, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
      • obynoreg

        You have the time to reply to that idiot. Dude you have a lot of time pls use it for something else that will interest us rather than that idiot that calls himself what? bb

        August 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
      • airball

        you just made it racist by assuming he was talking about "the black basketball Player" I think jesus, your the racist one here.

        August 7, 2012 at 10:57 pm |
      • You can't be serious...

        JC SStar.. Are freakin kidding me!?! Just look who he's pictured with! derrick rose.. By far not even the worst of the them and look up the scandals and problems he caused at the schools he played college ball at. Taken into account that "YES" most if not All of them are Black.. Keen observation there genius. Most if not all coming from poor, ignorant, ignorant, biased against rich white guy backgrounds.. Bet ya all the money in my bank account, which is a few hundred, that most of these freakin Clowns' aren't voting for Obama based on his policies. They probably have NO IDEA what the overwhelming percent of his policies are for or how they affect the country.. They're voting for him cause he's black, and he wants to play ball with them.. But hey, its only us white guys that're racists.. It has nothing to do with the fact that we actually have a set of core beliefs and values, that are much more reflected by Romney, not his skin color.. Your so dumb.. Your the problem with this country.. Ignorance and stupidity...

        August 7, 2012 at 11:53 pm |
      • Investment Advisor

        Hey JCS...Who said anything about black ( other than you)? I said NBA.Last time I looked, there where a lot of "whites" playing the game. Use your head for something besides a hat rack!

        August 8, 2012 at 11:39 am |
    • HPKC10

      Correction.. Unionized NBA thugs hanging with Prez!

      August 8, 2012 at 8:00 am |
  10. Cynthia L.

    UH-OH,.....The Prez has COOLER FRIENDS THAN ROMNEY. Wonder why.

    August 7, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
    • F&CK LibTards

      Cause Oblammy will work both sides of a Circle Jerk! You know those NBA types all love a good Circle Jerk with The One!

      August 7, 2012 at 9:19 pm |
    • Tyrone

      Cooler?.....more accurately, you meant dumber.

      August 7, 2012 at 10:05 pm |
    • SofaKingCool

      I guess "cool" is in the eye of the beholder.

      Obama is nerdier than most crackers I know.

      Ever see his fist bump with the cocked wrist?

      Ever see his first pitch at a baseball game?

      August 7, 2012 at 10:47 pm |
    • Howard


      August 7, 2012 at 11:48 pm |
      • Best for America

        no, I am sorry to say that you are a part of the problem and certainly not part of the solution. Being a part of the solution requires intelligent discussion of the issues and actually reading the article under discussion. Instead you constantly drivel hate filled messages, constantly repeating talking points that have already been proven as lies and insult someone in every other sentence. I'm not sure what hate group you are representing but you are definitely not reflecting a good impression of the group you are supporting. when every other sentence is filled with hate and disrespect, your message is lost. But maybe that is your message to spread as much hate as possible. .

        August 8, 2012 at 1:50 am |
      • Cynthai L

        @Howard Larry Moe CurlyJoe
        Well, you've already made your journey into the pipes and plugged up the line, proving to all that you are a useless "waste' of space.

        August 8, 2012 at 2:27 am |
      • Josh

        "Best for America" is obviously a government paid troll since he has time to reply to nearly every post on this thread... You people are ridiculous, you will not turn my country into a communist re-education camp... It cannot be done... And we will never give up our semi-automatics no matter how many MK Ultra shootings you stage... You are spying on everyone illegally and soon you will be brought to justice along with fast and furious henchmen Holder... Obama has been exposed for the corrupt liar he is... Don't believe me, then google "Dreams of my Real Father" by Joe Gilbert... It's selling out everywhere... "Best for America"... Yea, Obama is best for America, about as much as a pile of crap is best for my lawn...

        August 8, 2012 at 3:07 am |
      • the Spottedstone

        Best for America – You are the pure definition of 'drivel' you unpatriotic parasite.

        August 8, 2012 at 3:34 am |
      • CryBabies

        Best for America..... Quit your government're wasting Americas tax dollars.

        August 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
    • elcgm

      By cooler friends you mean, Rahm Emmanuel, who just told the CEO to get Chick-fil-A out of Chicago- Wow, that is really cool- taking our freedom of speech away. What about Bill ayers who bombed the Pentagon and a police station-then when Ayers was set free because of a "technicalilty",Bill Ayers proclaimed (as he stomped on our flag), "Boy what a great country-guilty as hell- but free as a bird". Or maybe you mean Resko- who is a real convicted felon and in prison, who Obama made a "shady" deal with Resko when Obama bought his million dollar home through Resko.
      Yea, real cooooool pals this president Obama has. What about the cool Reverend Wright- Obama is going around the country now speaking at campaign events proclaiming the greatness of our country-Just not too long ago- Obama sat in a church pew loving to hear Rev. Wrigth spew his hatred towards whites and our great country. Obama changes his words like he changes his clothes to fit the occasion, and you think he has cooool friends. If you call them cool-
      you better have yourself analyzed- and take Obama with you. You better be prepared to pay-I don't think Obama care will cover your visit.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:29 am |
      • Cynthia L

        Ya'll like bashing Rev. Wright but, HE WAS A UNITED STATES MARINE, so you cry babies could still be FREE to bash him and anyone else you continue to endlessly do. Get over yourself.

        August 9, 2012 at 1:49 am |
    • smash44

      If you thin overgrown baboons are cool, then you deserve obama and his contingent of liars, homophobes, women-haters, baby-killers, tax-cheaters and spineless cowards.

      August 8, 2012 at 7:16 am |
      • Cynthia L

        And, I was just wondering if you have opposable thumbs.

        August 9, 2012 at 1:59 am |
  11. Buster the Dog

    ..this is getting embarrassing....raffeling off the presidency...sigh....

    August 7, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
  12. Buster the Dog

    I wonder if these players are aware that they make more than 250k......and that they didn't get there on their own....although they did by the grace of genes and hard work....yet they will beheld up as role models...because of who they support....... while some one who goes to school gets their degrees ...plays by the rules...and makes 250k or better is villified because.......?

    August 7, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
  13. dan

    I would doubt that he will get much in donations from his millionaire basketball players buddines because they are to busy spending their money on lawyers to get out of paying child support to their baby mamas.

    August 7, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
  14. Frank Marshall Davis

    I wonder what percentage the players are getting out of this or are they doing it for free? Shooting hoops with these guys wouldn't even be a contest, the average person would get smoked. I'm sure the players will ease up on whoever the winners are. I know it won't be me since I won't be donating anything to Obama.

    August 7, 2012 at 6:03 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      You do know that this is all in fun and that it includes players that are wounded vets?

      August 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
      • Bradgang

        Cynthia, where in this article does it say that it includes players that are wounded Veterans...

        August 7, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
      • redruffansore

        Poor Cynthia, his name should have clued you in. He used the name of one of Obama's communist mentors. His entire post went over your head higher than a spy satellite.

        August 7, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
      • Playrighter

        Having received the invitation email ("I can't believe I'm typing this") from Marion Marshall (Deputy National Field Director, Obama for America), I saw absolutely nothing regarding wounded vets. Where did you get this information?

        August 7, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
      • SofaKingCool

        Was it "all in fun" when the Panderer in Chief, told people to put his campaign down in their wedding registry to donate to him instead of getting a wedding gift?

        I wonder if it was "all in fun" when he told people that instead of buying a beer, they should send him 5 bucks instead?

        This is yet another way to prey on poor folk to send him their money: Obama is like the lotto of politicians – take poor black folks money, tease you a little, then get nothing in return.

        August 7, 2012 at 8:51 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Was watching the news on CNN and it was mentioned along with who else would be there. I am not trying to embarass myself here. But, I took note of it because my younger brother had been paralyzed in an accident and part of his rehabilitation was playing basketball, which to his surprise, he turned out to be pretty good at. Now if that isn't what happened at this event I may have confused it with similiar events that are going to be taking place. If I am wrong- let me know.

        August 7, 2012 at 10:22 pm |
      • Playrighter

        I'm unaware at this point. The article above mentions a wounded vet event in 2010, and as I don't get CNN on TV, all I have to go with right now is the email from Obama for America. Thanks.

        August 8, 2012 at 1:24 am |
      • crystaldust

        Look under the photo. That was in 2010

        August 8, 2012 at 2:28 am |
    • Best for America

      please read before you post. If you read the article you would know that the athletes donated their time to support the President. It's always a good idea to read what the discussion is about.

      August 8, 2012 at 2:07 am |
      • the Spottedstone

        Hob knobbers. All of them.

        August 8, 2012 at 3:41 am |
  15. Derick C

    Just anotha brotha right Barry? you douche, how about doing your job. Year one and two, golf and healthcare, year three golf, year four campaigning. Typical behavior from a man who has never had a job!

    August 7, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
  16. Mike Yawn


    August 7, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
  17. Submariner2

    I'm sure if Romney was having a fundriser by the "NHL" he would be accused of racism the MSM.

    August 7, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
  18. SofaKingCool

    NBA Players haven't generally been known for their good judgment....bankruptcies, baby mamas all over the place, domestic violence and a laundry list of crimes..

    Which white NBA stars will be attending?


    August 7, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
  19. Malcom

    You know its all about race. The black NBA players WOULD NEVER endorse a White President.

    August 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm |
  20. redruffansore

    So the cash for DUH WON is dribbling in now. Tap the moron class homey, it's all you have left.

    August 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm |
  21. John

    Politics is the Great Divider. Divide & Conquer. For anyone to believe 100% in either Democrat or Republican, you are brainwashed. It has been these 2 parties for how long?? They STILL Don;t know what to do. So they say their going to get it right THIS time?? The argument of politics will go on forever into Infinity.

    August 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm |
  22. Spencer

    Umm aren't lotteries illegal in most states (other than the obvious state-sanction ones)?

    August 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm |
  23. Myze

    Hey is there any chance we can get Obama to play hockey I would love to play against him.

    August 7, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
    • Cynthia L

      You could play Putin but, I don't think it's a good idea to win.

      August 9, 2012 at 2:04 am |
  24. Jim Navium

    Afro-Marxism will rule the day!

    August 7, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
  25. Bob

    BHO worst most inept POTUS ever!

    August 7, 2012 at 8:45 pm |
  26. Whipster

    Of course the NBA stars will back Obama. Obama is all about creating a two-tiered "democracy" where I've got mine and you'll never get yours. The NBA players have huge salaries, which they use to the good of humanity... like buying outrageous jewels, buying outrageous cribs, buying outrageous cars, and so on. Yes, this is the top tier of the Obama vision. What? You're not part of the top tier? Sell your soul to Obama and perhaps you can join the elite.....

    August 7, 2012 at 8:51 pm |
  27. Mrsharfer

    I just can't help but think this is all about race. The obamination is a gangsta, NBA players are gangstas, and they are all black! Who did you think they would contribute to?

    August 7, 2012 at 8:52 pm |
  28. James C.

    November, supercool is done. Even if this terrorist associate is reelected still he is over, Jordan and these other overpaid prima donas will still be trying to make money by selling me, my children, my grandchildren stuff. but we will not want their stuff. We will not buy their stuff. we will buy someone else stuff because someone else is smart enough to keep their mouth shut.

    August 7, 2012 at 8:54 pm |
  29. Frederick

    Gee, I bet they support bringing France's proposed tax rates here too. Hey NBA players, how does a 75% tax on everything over $1.75 million grab ya? Its coming next year to France and if Obama is re-elected, here next.

    August 7, 2012 at 8:54 pm |
  30. gunnyginalaska

    Wow, go figure. Blacks going tribal for a 7% black man who has screwed them over badly since taking office. 15% UNEMPLOYMENT in the black community but please blacks, keep voting Demotard.

    August 7, 2012 at 8:56 pm |
  31. Man Cave

    Rich sports players asking for our money to give to a rich politician. Hahaha. Give him your money if it is such a great idea.

    August 7, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
  32. Stan

    Yeah, well most will vote against Obama to prove they aren't ignorant...

    August 7, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
  33. Henry Gondorff

    Barack Obama is just like Michael Jordan.
    Both are failed chief Executives,

    August 7, 2012 at 9:13 pm |
  34. Immortal_Rabinowitz

    Most blacks who play basketball are not thugs, just like most black who do not play it. They are simply stupid. Like many Jews or Latinos. But it does not matter. America will vote Republican.

    August 7, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
    • Cynthia L

      Proving you are a complete butt-wad troll.

      August 9, 2012 at 2:06 am |
  35. Rick A Roo

    Yet another reason not to watch professional gang bangers! BO-ama in the hood. Did anyone notice that just last week more kids were shot in BO's backyard then Wisconsin & Detroit combined?

    August 7, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
  36. Yeeeech

    This is news? Predominately black sport, populated by intellectual underachievers supports half-black hack who is overpaid for the work product he produces. This is understandable when you look at the crappy work product 70% of the NBA League produces for millions of dollars (paid to each.) Proving the adage, Birds of a Feather Flock Together ( no insult intended for Larry Bird, who worked/works hard and is a quality guy.)

    August 7, 2012 at 9:38 pm |
    • Steveo

      Dude, your blanket statements are laughable AND racist! Congratulations! And NO I am not a lefty!

      August 7, 2012 at 10:40 pm |
      • Harvey Mushman

        Now the truth is racist in your world??

        August 8, 2012 at 12:11 am |
      • kim

        Simply slamming someone isn't racist, believing a person is inferior due solely to their race is. I missed where he expressed this. Could you put the jar of hypersensitivity away please?

        August 8, 2012 at 1:32 am |
      • the Spottedstone

        Mama says it takes one to know one!

        August 8, 2012 at 3:42 am |
      • Steveo


        "populated by intellectual underachievers"
        You see nothing wrong with that statement? get real!

        August 8, 2012 at 6:30 pm |
      • Cynthia L

        So, Steveo, this is your party?? Don't understand wihy that could ever be the case. Good Luck.

        August 9, 2012 at 2:10 am |
      • Steveo

        !Cynthia L,

        There are knuckleheads in BOTH parties! The Black Panthers are Dems, Jeremiah Wright is a Dem! Good luck to you if you're not black!

        August 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
    • Best for America

      Gee since you are a supporter of free enterprise, capitalism, the free market, big business, I'm surprised that you don't fully support the big business, free market that's willing to pay these players and the owners and investors big bucks. But you probable have no problem with the investors and owners making fantastic profits, its just the workers in this industry that you envy so much that you don.t think should be paid what the free market dictates. It is just so sad when hate blinds you to the point that you don't know what you support.

      August 8, 2012 at 2:36 am |
      • the Spottedstone

        But make no mistake BfA, we know well what we do not support. And that equals bad news for you come November.

        August 8, 2012 at 3:43 am |
      • Gas Passer

        The biggest intellectual underachiever has to be Obama due to the fact that he won't release any of his college records. Its been said that Obama excelled at skipping classes, smoking p o t, and prosti tuting himself on the streets as a g a y trick.

        August 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
    • Gas Passer

      The biggest intellectual underachiever has to be Obama due to the fact that he won't release any of his college records. Its been said that Obama excelled at skipping classes, smoking pot, and prostituting himself on the streets as a gay trick.

      August 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
      • Cynthia L

        Attributing global climate change to your admitted contribution.

        August 9, 2012 at 2:12 am |
  37. V

    He will bankrupt the country and then all the losers supporting him will have to work

    He is the worst president in history

    This all started in 2006 when the demoretards took control of the house and senate

    Keep hoping for change

    August 7, 2012 at 9:45 pm |
  38. Mike

    The NBA is has been supporting the Democratic Party for years. Their "green" campaign is a joke. They protested Arizona's SB1070 by putting jersey names in Mexican when it passed into law. They labeled a clause releasing team and players as "amnesty" to try to normalize that word. They have refs fix games for teams with large illegal immigrant popluations like Miami and LA.

    The NFL is less partisan. The NBA is 100% Democratic Party.

    August 7, 2012 at 9:51 pm |
    • tjp

      "Republicans buy shoes too," Michael Jordan said in 1990 as he refused to lend an endorsement to a Democrat Senate candidate in North Carolina.

      Looks like MJ has made enough cash he no longer needs to be as business savvy as he once was (which may explain the sorry performance of his Charlotte Bobcats). This is a big mistake by the NBA – The Zero's approval numbers are underwater and the watered-down NBA decides to team up with this high school rider o' da pine. The NBA offers a sub-standard product that is not enjoyable to watch; tying themselves to this loser isn't going to help the popularity of the game. Great move, NBA ratings and merchandise sales drop next season.

      August 7, 2012 at 11:40 pm |
    • Best for America

      and so the NBA players do not have the right to support whatever party they choose. So then you must think is soooo usual that so many tea party members are Republicans. Who else do you want to deny the freedom to select and support the candidate of his/her choice.

      August 8, 2012 at 2:14 am |
      • Time for Obama to Go

        sure they do. However no one tries to influence the general public more than the liberal media, and the liberal media is where most of these great basketball players gets their massive amount of attention. People can vote for whom they choose, but when the liberal media influences them through many avenues including basketball players that seems suspicious. If Romney or a member of the GOP was with 2 or three great athletes, he would not get the coverage Obama does with these NBA players. The liberal media would not cover him like they would Obama in the same position.

        Oh and people complain about Fox. There are FAR more left wing media outlets and I rarely hear people criticize them. MSNBC, Salon and Huffington Post to name a few.

        August 8, 2012 at 6:36 am |
  39. We're talking baseball

    National Barack Association

    National Felon League

    I'll pass.

    August 7, 2012 at 9:55 pm |
  40. Johnny Sins

    I didn't see the NBA thugs stumping for Bill Clinton, Al Gore or John I have to believe they are just supporting Obama because of race....pretty pathetic.

    August 7, 2012 at 9:57 pm |
  41. Tyrone

    Big deal.....the majority of these "athletes" are uneducated, illiterate, and mostly immature children who can't even manage their own they have a lot in common with Obama and his administrations waste of taxpayer dollars. BUT, at least the athletes don't steal the money they waste.

    August 7, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
  42. kcsparky

    Just another reason to dislike the NBA!!

    August 7, 2012 at 10:23 pm |
  43. malice420dotcom

    Thugs hang with thugs..

    August 7, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
  44. John Kvastner

    I prefer a leader rather than a celebrity as president.

    August 7, 2012 at 10:36 pm |
  45. Damion Strong

    Wait a minute; they 'didn't build that', no way, their couches, those that built all the stadiums, jets to get there, unionized ball manufactures and ticket dispensers built that, (I mean those, bridges and roads) and deserve all the prizes and rewards...distribute it now...

    August 7, 2012 at 10:38 pm |
  46. TADevil

    My already waning desire to watch the NBA is now at zero.

    August 7, 2012 at 10:55 pm |
  47. that guy

    call me childish; but i dont trust anyone who begs for money....reminds me of a four-toothed crackhead offering head for a 40 of cobra....and you know.. no matter what the outcome is... his fingers are still going to be in your butt

    August 7, 2012 at 11:02 pm |
  48. Margaret Sanger

    Ni99iz bein' ni99iz.....

    August 7, 2012 at 11:13 pm |
  49. Jack

    Racist NBA players just like Obama. Racism is number one in the white house, and yes Obama is president for black America....NOT ALL AMERICANS. All you have to do is listen to his and Holders statements or lack of rhetoric when blacks assault, rape, rob, and/or murder whites.

    August 7, 2012 at 11:14 pm |
  50. Jeff

    Complete utter fools...

    August 7, 2012 at 11:23 pm |
  51. J.T.

    I didn't watch two seconds of basketball this year.

    August 7, 2012 at 11:26 pm |
  52. TeeHeeHee

    Yet another reason for me to ignore pro sports,especially ghettoball.

    August 7, 2012 at 11:30 pm |
  53. Yart

    Are all the athletes black?

    August 7, 2012 at 11:30 pm |
  54. Ja-wan

    Does this remind anyone of SpaceJam? You know, when the evil character voiced by Danny Devito tells MJ that he will enslave him and allow all the little "alien kids" to beat him every time, while collecting their money? Sounds awfully familiar, Doc!

    August 7, 2012 at 11:39 pm |
  55. biggoofer

    Oprah got burned by openly endorsing the reverse Midas.

    Looks like Jordan has not learned anything from that episode.

    Must be the Black skin color thing!

    August 7, 2012 at 11:43 pm |
  56. amplitude jones

    boycott NBA, if you are still stupid enough to follow it.

    August 7, 2012 at 11:56 pm |
  57. SafeJourney3

    Look at all the hate filled comments. And we wonder why America is going to hellin a hand basket

    August 7, 2012 at 11:59 pm |

      1619 is a year that will go down in infamy......we are getting paid back for being greedy.....I have to put up with this
      scourge because of the transgressions of my forefathers...what a bummer !

      August 8, 2012 at 2:58 am |
    • DR

      You can thank your leader for all the hate. He has done more to harm race relations than the KKK

      August 8, 2012 at 7:46 am |
  58. TYAND

    So Michael Jordan finally shows his true self. He is now going to do fundraising for 0bama. Everyone who buys his shoes making him millions each year should remember this. You can vote with your cash and since the money goes from you to Jordan back to 0bama, you gotta think about voting with your money. Also when you look up to someone like Jordan, just because he was a great player doesn't make a great person or role model. I truly hope the news of Jordan raising money for 0bama spreads around all the msm and like 0prah, he starts to lose money from people breaking away from his brand because they now know his politics!

    August 8, 2012 at 12:00 am |
  59. Shepherd

    I'm going out on a limb here, but I would guess none of these NBA stars have ever read the constitution and those who have were taught the racist/radical view of Obama's anti colonial mentors.

    August 8, 2012 at 12:04 am |
  60. NBA Goon

    As if I needed yet another reason not to watch any NBA games. Obama has nothing left but lies, that only the depraved still believe. Forward right off the cliff...

    August 8, 2012 at 12:07 am |
  61. Harvey Mushman

    Trust me, Americans with an ounce of objectivity and common sense left can see right through this interloper...

    August 8, 2012 at 12:18 am |
  62. Todd P.

    President Obama has a RECORD to run on and, unfortunately for him, that record is abysmal! Did the Democratic leadership really think the young voters would let fat, government bureaucrats tell them how much salt, sugar, fat, etc. they could eat or what kind of toilet, lightbulb, shower head, car they could have?? Or regulate their internet? These kids won't even listen to their parents or bosses, but they're going let the Democrats micromanage their lives? Ya, right.......
    "If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition.” -Barack Obama

    August 8, 2012 at 12:35 am |
  63. Dierter K

    So a group of highly tattooed males that mostly have performed poorly in education, have been the recipients of friendly grading and mostly have few capabilities beyond dribbling and shooting a basketball support Obama...sounds about right.

    August 8, 2012 at 12:36 am |
  64. Backfire

    I won't have to be reminded to forget about buying any tickets to Gangsta Ball in support of "The worst ever" president.

    August 8, 2012 at 12:54 am |
  65. Brent James

    This tells you how smart the basketball players are. Poor guys have no idea what this evil president has done and IS DOING to this country. Gee, who knows though, maybe he'll exempt these players from the tax hikes he's creating.

    August 8, 2012 at 1:04 am |
  66. dooki

    Why? He already has the ape vote.

    August 8, 2012 at 1:06 am |
  67. Alex

    If they weren't playing BBall....they'd be in your living room savaging you family and/or possessions....pretty much.

    August 8, 2012 at 1:09 am |
    • Alex


      August 8, 2012 at 1:10 am |
  68. Bill E Bob

    Alright, the rocket scientists who get paid millions to stuff a ball through a hoop endorse Obama, as miserable a failure as, are the "go to" people for the Left! We are saooooooooooooo screwed and no one has learned a thing since '08.

    August 8, 2012 at 1:11 am |
    • Best for America

      a little jealous maybe. You would give an arm and a leg to be one of those rocket scientist. If you had any skill that you could market for big bucks you of course would. So it's okay for some to get wealthy by using their skills but not others. Try at least being consistent. If a rocket scientist like Mitt Romney can get rich by marketing his skills, should not you appreciate this same skill in someone else. By the way very few Rocket scientist would fall in the 1% catagory.

      August 8, 2012 at 2:22 am |
      • the Spottedstone

        As would very few parasites and leeches.

        August 8, 2012 at 3:44 am |
  69. Bryce

    As if I needed another reason to NOT watch the NBA

    August 8, 2012 at 1:46 am |
  70. bigface

    LOL. All blek, all 1 % ers, who wouldn't vote for a white guy if Jesus himself dunked over them. hahaha

    August 8, 2012 at 2:00 am |
  71. NOBAMA 2012

    The only thing dumber than voting for a Marxist community organizer for POTUS in 2008, who had NEVER "met a payroll" in his life, would be to vote for him again.

    "Obama is an amateur." Bill Clinton

    The jacka$$ has definitely proven to be the appropriate mascot for the Democrat party.

    August 8, 2012 at 2:09 am |
  72. faqqot

    LOL... Obama is frantically running around vacuuming up money from fundraisers, wedding gifts, piggy banks, and seat cushions. What's next? The poor box?

    Vote American This Time!

    August 8, 2012 at 2:13 am |
  73. crystaldust

    Guess I won't be going to any more basketball games. I also no longer got to movies where the actors have demonized Republicans. Don't you people know what he has planned for the second term? Do some research.

    August 8, 2012 at 2:20 am |
  74. lda

    Obama loves hobnobbing with Hollywood glitterati and sports stars, and they love hobnobbing at White House celebrations and dinners on our dime. What do any of them care about Socialism in the US? They are often international corporations in their own right, and also have homes and children abroad. Most of them have no love or loyalty to America, the Constitution, Capitalism (even though that's how they got rich), or individual freedom. They have enough money to protect their own families regardless of what happens here.

    August 8, 2012 at 2:23 am |
  75. Miguel

    I just now stopped all watching of the NBA.

    August 8, 2012 at 2:39 am |
  76. Photographer

    Great photographer! Makes Obama look almost as tall as Noah and much taller than Derrick Rose. Wow!

    August 8, 2012 at 2:44 am |
  77. John Ruskin

    Obama told me I didn't build my business. I didn't risk my own capital to start and maintain it. It was the guys who built the bridge a few miles away...and the men who paved the street in front of the store. They did it. Not me. I couldn't have done it without them. So they share in any success I may experience. So I have a question: If I go bankrupt, do I get to share that loss with the bridge-builder and street-paver? Do they take the hit with me? I didn't think so.

    August 8, 2012 at 3:11 am |
  78. Sevren Tomas



    August 8, 2012 at 3:15 am |
  79. Sick of barry

    Multi millionaires for Obama.. yea if any body can relate to struggling families it is a bunch of pampered jocks..

    August 8, 2012 at 3:30 am |
  80. Fony Monyeee.

    All basket stars are almost All with a higher $$alary.
    Whyle they can give a few bread crumbs to show off there is no guaranty they will
    Vote for a guy with a snooper $$alary so they can get 75% taxed like in France. (Is coming).
    That's reality of brain thinking. And that's reality of the end for the last 3 months.
    For America.

    August 8, 2012 at 4:21 am |

    Obozo Pimping out the NBA..? THAT'S RACIST...!!!

    August 8, 2012 at 5:07 am |



    August 8, 2012 at 5:14 am |
  83. No More NBA

    Another reason why I no longer watch the NBA.

    August 8, 2012 at 6:47 am |
  84. Fletch

    I cannot wait to be rid of Barack Obama.

    August 8, 2012 at 6:48 am |
  85. Vic Benedict

    How about a group of white golfers get together and plan fundraiser for Romney? Would anyone have a problem with that? These spoiled, wealthy, racists Neanderthals only support him because he is half black. Yes, half-BLACK!

    August 8, 2012 at 6:55 am |
  86. smash44

    The black racist MILLIONAIRES were out in force for their puppet.

    August 8, 2012 at 7:12 am |
  87. gphx

    No doubt more millionaire Obama supporters griping about how evil and undeserving millionaires are.

    August 8, 2012 at 7:29 am |
  88. Russ

    What's next? A game with Michael Vick and a dinner of Pit Bull Steak with Imam Obama?

    August 8, 2012 at 7:41 am |
  89. DR

    Monkies all of them.

    August 8, 2012 at 7:44 am |
  90. Galinda Wilson

    Another elite group of overpaid idiots that haven't a clue. Sad, very sad!

    August 8, 2012 at 7:49 am |
  91. bob from account temps

    the potus hates the millionaires but goes to them for his fundraisers. nba millionaires (all afro-american), will perform like a circus act to get him reelected so he can take more of their money.

    August 8, 2012 at 8:02 am |
  92. Jeff

    Its a shame that money has to play such a huge roll in politics. Make the position and especially congress an unpaid position or a minimal salary and see who runs.
    By the way – I was a fan of Michael Jordan until i read this. This shows that the man cant be all that bright. but then again he did try baseball

    August 8, 2012 at 8:04 am |
  93. Milt

    More diversions away from Obama’s abysmal record. You need a huge War Chest to counter all the lies this administration throws at the public, latest is the 8.3 unemployment number, come to find out we lost 1.2 million jobs from June to July. More lies from this administration. According to BLS and Wash/Post America lost 1.2 million workers from June to July. That’s 42 straight months of unemployment over 8%. House prices hit by sharpest drop since 2009. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of the nation's economic health, grew at an annual rate of 1.5% from April to June. "We tried our plan, and it worked" Be that likely voter and go to the polls on November 6th 2012 and vote the Blamer/Complainer/Campaigner-in-Chief out of office!

    August 8, 2012 at 8:15 am |
  94. Milt

    Obama 2008: “Yes we can”
    Obama 2012: “No you didn’t”
    Election2012 Capitalism or Socialism. Your choice.
    Let America Be America again, Vote Romney 2012!

    August 8, 2012 at 8:16 am |
  95. Milt

    President Obama in Roanoke Virginia July 13, 2012 ‘If You’ve Got a Business — You Didn’t Build That. Obama to Joe the Plumber, “I want to spread the wealth around.” Obama: “I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students, the foreign students, the Chicanos, the Marxist professors." ~ Barack Obama (Dreams From My Father.) Obama, Commie mother, commie father, commie grandparents, commie mentor, commie friends ...... commie Barack. Not too difficult to figure this out.
    Election2012 Capitalism or Socialism. Your choice.

    August 8, 2012 at 8:19 am |
  96. Kenneth

    Foolish, foolish people. Obama manipulates these folks like a puppeteer and they haven't a clue...

    August 8, 2012 at 8:19 am |
  97. Teresa

    It's all about race for some people, apparently. That's the only way you can get 95 percent of a certain race's vote. Or you could live under a middle east dictatorship where such lopsided numbers are common.
    Hoping black America leaves the democrat plantation soon and LEARNS the racist roots of the democrat party.

    August 8, 2012 at 8:20 am |
  98. gg

    F@(K The NBA! They're all a bunch of illiterate thugs! NOBAMA is toast! This insane experiment in Political Correctness has reached it's conclusion. White people in America have proved we're not the Racist that Black People whine about insistently. Come November this Train wreck is over!

    August 8, 2012 at 8:27 am |
  99. Ron

    Hmmmmmm BLACK basketball stars who support Obama because he is black.

    Obama definitely has the racist vote on his side.

    How does that judge Obama based on the content of his character, and NOT on the color of his skin?

    MLK is rolling over in his grave at the blatant racism of the Democrat Party

    August 8, 2012 at 8:29 am |
  100. Melinda

    To all the idiots that watch grown men run around throwing balls in a basket, you make these gang bangers rich which feeds the the drug trade and they throw money at the socialist leaders like Obama.

    August 8, 2012 at 8:35 am |
  101. josetoyou

    Just another good reason NOT to support these over paid should-have-been janitors...

    August 8, 2012 at 8:36 am |
    • Gas Passer

      If the truth be known - Obama couldn't legally get a job of cleaning the toilets in the White House due to his Social Security Number(S) failing to pass E-Verify. Ha ha ha!!!

      August 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  102. j

    barf, nba idiots will scream soon "......hey! Wuddup with my check being lower...?" and here they are supporting the reason without thinking about it. Buncha hypocrite maroons

    August 8, 2012 at 8:39 am |
  103. Paul Stone

    Tax these wealthy capitalist pigs into oblivion. They didn't earn it.

    August 8, 2012 at 8:40 am |
    • JustAGuy

      Tax which wealthy capitalist pigs into oblivion? Barack and Michelle Obama? Whoa! You're mean!

      August 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
  104. Anna B

    wow, a lot of AWM (angry white men) posting here! I know you are bitter because your boy Willard is a dull, incompetent, flip-flopping, arrogant nit witt, but that's the state of the Republican party YOU created. Obama is a great president – he has support from many sectors and I know that makes you bitter. As far as these NBA stars go – what do you have against rich people??? Oh, that's right, the people mentioned are black – and you can't stand that. Grow up and deal with it!

    August 8, 2012 at 8:53 am |
    • blackmandown

      Why is your daddy holding up his left arm with his right hand in this photo? I mean, sense you have all the answers Anna, I thought you may be able to answer that. I call him your daddy because you have obviously grown up without one. See, I know this because a real daddy would teach his children respect and to earn a living them selves and not off the backs of others. If you had been taught that, you would understand Anna. So don't go gettin all worked up and rasist on everybody just because you are dis-engaged from reality. Obama will continue to fail regardless of your vote Anna and you will live the rest of your life as a racist, living off the backs of the working class. I feel you....I really do. God Bless you and Mama.

      August 8, 2012 at 11:59 am |
    • djh

      Ah yes, the typical mindless response. obama does have support from many sectors – he is opposed in many more!
      I love how the intellectual cowardice of his supporters automatically devolves to racism and 'hate' as the reason a majority of Americans don't support policies we've never supported but, yeah, you're right – all the sudden it's just race that's the problem.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
    • Sam

      Anna, (probably axelrod), he is the greatest President... The greatest spender, the greatest enabler of do nothing's, the greatest proponent of Saul Alinsky, the greatest divider, the greatest presidential whiner, buck passer, the greatest concealer of his past life and records, and on ad infinitum.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
  105. greg

    Will never buy anything from any of those Socialists listed. They have no idea what the truth is about this POtuS.

    August 8, 2012 at 9:11 am |
  106. Kala

    the NBA the home of super rich thugs supports Obama, this is not news. I've lost all interest in pro sports.

    August 8, 2012 at 9:32 am |
    • JustAGuy

      Soccer is good. I started watching because my son plays. I enjoy the sport, alot.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  107. Ron

    Gee so black racists are supporting a black racist?????you dont say......

    MLK is rolling over in his grave over democrat Party Racism like affirmative action.

    HOW does Affirmative action judge blacks based on the content of their character and not on the color of their skin?
    The democratic Party IS the party of institutionalized racism in America.

    August 8, 2012 at 9:52 am |
  108. Ed in Hot AZ

    One more reason not to watch these over paid, self inflated goons with a round ball. The intelligence of the average basketball player is akin to a grade schooler, so how would they know or care about the economics that drive our country? Obama is bad for the USA and these fools don't understand that they are in the 1% and get to pay more, but if their only interest is "bling" and dressing gansta style let them suffer the consequences. For me, I will never watch another basketball game (professional) in my life. fools!!!

    August 8, 2012 at 10:09 am |
  109. Garibaldi

    Why don't the NBA "stars" care that Obama will raise their taxes? Because most of them will be broke 5 years after they stop playing and are going to need government assistance.

    August 8, 2012 at 10:23 am |
  110. Bob

    Always amazes me that the POTUS has time do do everything but his job.

    August 8, 2012 at 10:34 am |
  111. Name*bozoisprez

    Look at the picture. Called BRO SUPPORT!

    August 8, 2012 at 10:37 am |
  112. Fred Lopez

    the uneducated following the the stupid because of race alone

    August 8, 2012 at 10:51 am |
  113. sailordude

    What is with all the lotteries? Can't people just donate to Obama because they want him reelected? I guess they need to be bribed to give a paltry $3?

    August 8, 2012 at 10:59 am |
  114. bozoisprez

    look at the picture, dumb, dumber, dumbest....should be the next jeff danioels movie, but he be white...

    August 8, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  115. bozoisprez

    i wonder if they will all receive " I blew barry " tee shirts?

    August 8, 2012 at 11:03 am |
  116. bozoisprez

    what!!!?, laree sinklair loves his.....

    August 8, 2012 at 11:05 am |
  117. bozoisprez

    obama is much like an athletic supporter..literally, as no matter how many times you wash it it will always be dirty and smell bad.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  118. Corey

    Wow. I have never been prouder of our country. As a 22 year veteran who has dedicated my life in service to our nation, words cannot express the pride I feel in the lottery our elected president is offering as a bribe for campaign money. I fear the overwhelming pride I have as a citizen will spill out in a public display of homage, much like these overpaid spoiled brats of the NBA have shown. What a classic view of morons willingly giving money to further the cause of the a politician who wants to model our nation like France who is considering a 75% tax on the wealthy. I wonder how long their support will last when they don't get paid millions to run after a ball like a puppy.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:14 am |
  119. bozoisprez

    as expected, ANYTHING that dipicts barry's true "color" awaits moderation....forever!

    August 8, 2012 at 11:16 am |
  120. Ralloh

    This just proves that being a great basketball player does not take intelligence.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:41 am |
  121. billnorris

    Obama is blood and he is from their hood, more or less. it is a skin color thing.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:57 am |
  122. djh

    gimmick is absolutely right – never mind my attacks on average Americans, never mind my gov't over-reach, never mind I ignore the laws and Constitution when it suits my purpose... let me distract you with empty gimmicks and lofty platitudes!
    Yet another good reason I stopped supporting the nba!

    August 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm |
  123. JustAGuy

    Pretty pathetic. Barack Obama is desperate for cash.

    August 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  124. California

    FACT: Hussein Obama IS the elite (1%) in this country.

    August 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  125. Alfred of Wessex-REX

    Most of these players, despite their high income, shell out a small fortune each month to the baby mamas of the passal of kids they sired. They better watch their own piggy bank before they hand out money to this fraud.
    Many of these players are reduced to poverty, and dumbster diving five years after they are led out to pasture after paying child support due to court order.....and buying Lamborghini's, gaudy homes and financing a posse of sycopnants that accompany them.

    August 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
  126. vietnavyvet1

    Just cancelled my subscription to "League Pass"...will not now or ever support anyone like these fellows who support the marxist communist regime.....There's too much good college basketball to support any of therse primadonna's...

    August 8, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
  127. Real American

    I knew I hated basketball!!! Besides the US Olympic team, basketball will never be played on my tv... Keep politics out of our sports you morons

    August 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
  128. Gas Passer

    Playing thug ball. What a great way for Obama to shake down the NBA thugs for money! I guess the thug ball players don't realize that they are going to be TAXED way more money when Obama gets a second term.

    August 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  129. Ken

    Michael, you just lost my respect for you.

    August 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  130. Liberallies

    Who gives a big dump about a bunch of dumb-ass jocks who love wearing very feminine earrings think about politics. Most of the NBA players are ignorant street thugs racist that will be total broke when their playing days comes to an end.

    August 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
    • Liberallies

      Who gives a big dump about a bunch of dumb-ass jocks who love wearing very feminine earrings think about politics. Most of the NBA players are ignorant street thugs racist that will be totally broke when their playing days comes to an end.

      August 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
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