Michelle Obama dunks with the Miami Heat
January 21st, 2014
11:19 AM ET
8 months ago

Michelle Obama dunks with the Miami Heat

(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama shows off her basketball moves in a new video with The Miami Heat, last year's NBA champions.

Released by her "Let's Move" campaign against obesity, the video features the first lady giving tips about healthy eating and drinking water with stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen, and coach Erik Spoelstra.
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Filed under: Basketball • Michelle Obama
George H. W. Bush cheers on victorious Duke Basketball
January 18th, 2014
06:06 PM ET
8 months ago

George H. W. Bush cheers on victorious Duke Basketball

(CNN) - Duke trounced North Carolina State in Saturday's basketball game, but the crowd favorite was former President George H. W. Bush who was greeted with a standing ovation and chants of "USA."

The 41st president is 89 and has faced health problems in the last few years that make it difficult to travel.

But he made the trip to Durham, North Carolina, to support Duke coach Michael Krzyzewski, also known as Coach K, for his involvement in cancer research.

Bush celebrated as Duke won 95-60 and took a picture with the Blue Devils in the locker room after the game.
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Filed under: Basketball • George H. W. Bush
January 14th, 2014
04:40 PM ET
8 months ago

Obama gives Miami Heat a White House welcome

Washington (CNN) - Armed with one liners, a few digs, and a broad smile, President Barack Obama welcomed the 2013 NBA Champions, the Miami Heat, to the White House Tuesday afternoon, and congratulated them on winning the world championship for a second year in a row.

"Last season the Heat put together one of the most dominating regular seasons ever by a defending champion," said the President, flanked by the team's players, coaches and owners.
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Filed under: Basketball • President Obama • White House
August 27th, 2012
02:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Reggie Love: Obama leads like he plays

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Reggie Love, the man by President Barack Obama's side for two years in the White House, said the president leads like he plays basketball.

In an exclusive interview with CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin, Love said the president is a competitor above all else.
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Filed under: 2012 • Basketball • President Obama • White House
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
04:05 PM ET
1 year ago

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

(CNN) – 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.

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Filed under: 2012 • Basketball • Fundraising • President Obama
Obamas find spotlight on 'kiss cam'
July 16th, 2012
10:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Obamas find spotlight on 'kiss cam'

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, found themselves Monday night in a spot where only few lovebirds have landed: the Kiss Cam at the Verizon Center in Washington.

The first couple appeared on the jumbo screen while sitting on the sidelines of the mens' USA National Team vs. Brazil basketball game.
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Filed under: Basketball • Michelle Obama • President Obama • Washington D.C.
Obama shoots hoops with superheroes
May 11th, 2012
02:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama shoots hoops with superheroes

(CNN) - It was Gotham City vs. Spidey on the basketball court with President Barack Obama Friday morning.

Obama shot hoops with superheroes Batman and Spider-Man - or rather the silver screen actors who played them, George Clooney and Tobey Maguire - while rounding out a West Coast visit, a White House official said.
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Barkley to Romney: 'We're going to beat you like a drum'
May 7th, 2012
08:27 AM ET
2 years ago

Barkley to Romney: 'We're going to beat you like a drum'

(CNN) - According to always-outspoken Charles Barkley, Mitt Romney's "going down" in November's presidential election.

The former pro-basketball star and NBA hall-of-famer turned hoops-analyst made the comments Sunday night during the airing of a playoff game between the Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks.
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Filed under: 2012 • Basketball • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney
Obama campaign wants you to submit a bracket – and join its e-mail list
March 12th, 2012
11:51 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama campaign wants you to submit a bracket – and join its e-mail list

(CNN) – It's a rare chance to beat President Obama at his own game.

The basketball-fan-in-chief has unveiled his bracket in a highly choreographed ESPN special for the last three years. The same drill is expected this year before the first games begin Tuesday.

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Filed under: 2012 • Basketball • President Obama
Obama on NBA tentative agreement: 'Good deal'
November 26th, 2011
12:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama on NBA tentative agreement: 'Good deal'

(CNN) - After playing basketball at Washington's Fort McNair Army Base on Saturday, President Barack Obama seemed to approve the tentative deal reached earlier in the day to end the NBA lockout.

When asked about the potential agreement, Obama gave a thumbs-up and said, "Good deal!"
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Filed under: Basketball • President Obama
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