Everyone wants to ball when they come to the Hill…
Which is why no one should be surprised that presidential hopeful, Barack Obama, wanted to ball this AM with the Heels, and who can blame him? After all, how often do you get a chance to ball in a pick-up game with a Final Four team on their practice floor?
From these Flickr pics, Obama seems to understand what UNC Basketball is all about in terms of excellence, family, and values, which places the program in a elite position among college sports.
What is even more cool is that he appreciates the role of team ball aspects of the game. Check out this article here. Another cool note is that Obama agrees with this blogga that you can tell a lot from a man’s game. Remember that one. Anyone can play ball, but team ball…Guys who play team-ball are a different breed.
After watching Bryant Gumbel’s HBO Real Sports segment, Obama has a deft left-hand and uses the glass very well. (His Hawaii high-school basketball film clips remind me of a blend between Bennie Bolton and Brandon Costner.) He also admits that he’s a one-armed bandit. Now, how many people guarding him go soft and don’t push him to his right?…;)
His North Carolina campaign headquarters moved into the storefront of the old Original Sports Bar on West Franklin Street. Perhaps, we can get a longshot hope that he will reinstall the makeshift hoop that was located there…;) Curses to the S.O.B. who took that hoop out of there.P.S. That Smith Center practice floor was the goods and all. Yet, a run at Woollen would have really topped what Chapel Hill pick-up game is all about.
For the Love of the Game,