Obama & the HeelsPosted by rtmsf on April 29th, 2008
Yesterday we brought you a video showing Barack Obama playing ball with some yahoos at a gym in Illinois. This is better.
North Carolina’s primary is on May 6th, and what better way to pander to engage and interest Wal-Mart Nation the good people of the Tarheel state right before an election than to strap on some Air Jordans and play pickup ball with their beloved Heels.
Update: moving pictures!! (h/t The Big Lead)
So is Obama’s gray shirt the hoops equivalent of the red jersey in football scrimmages? How’d they know which team he was on?? Whatever you do, don’t hurt the guy in the gray shirt!
Either Obama is asking Roy how he got down 40-12 to Kansas… or, they’re sharing fun tie stories.
Yes, son [Ty Lawson], you will make more money than me next year. Wanna contribute?
Even a skinny 46-yr old dude in too-tight sweats can find holes in the vaunted Carolina defense… and yes, ACC refs, that was an offensive foul on Obama. Hansbrough to the line for two.
That’s more like it – I can play with these 12-year olds!
Um, what am I supposed to do with this?
Uh oh – now we know Psycho-T’s problem with the NBA. Smooth Sam is a legit 6’9 – so that makes Hansbrough, what, 6’7 + hair (even allowing for the slight tilt in the photo)?
Final thoughts. What must uber-Heel and former Democratic nominee John Edwards think of all this suckling at the teat of the Ram in Chapel Hill?
Also, NC State fans are crying foul over this unsanctioned “practice.” God love em.
All photo credits: Jeffrey A. Camarati