Barack Obama To Become NBA Owner, Own Chicago Bulls?
President Barack Obama may want to be part of a National Basketball Association franchise ownership after he leaves the White House.Advertisement
While there has been talk going on about what the 54-year-old president would do after his term is over, owning a franchise seems a definite possibility.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said it could be “potentially, if the opportunity arose, under the right circumstances.” As reported by the Washington Post, Obama has discussed wanting to be part of an NBA franchise.
Obama expressed his desire of owning a basketball team in an interview with GQ last year. Asked whether he would be interested in being part owner, the president replied, “Absolutely.”
Whether it would be the Chicago Bulls or another team, Obama said, “Well, you know, I know [Jerry] Reinsdorf pretty good—he’s not giving that thing up anytime soon. But I have fantasized about being able to put together a team and how much fun that would be. I think it’d be terrific.”
Obama said that he has “fantasized about being able to put together a team and how much fun that would be. I think it’d be terrific.”
At the interview, Obama also spoke about Michael Jordan. “A thing that you’re reminded of, watching those old Bulls games, is Jordan had some stinker games in the playoffs. But he would get that out of his mind, and then the next moment comes and he’s right there,” Obama said.
Obama’s favorite team is the Bulls, which would be his preference. However, since he will be staying in Washington for the next two years waiting for his daughter to complete high school, there is a possibility that the Washington Wizards may be considered.