Thursday, November 6, 2008
Hoops at the House
No, I didn't vote for Barack Obama because he plays basketball, but it didn't hurt.
You can learn a lot about a person by the way they act on the court.
Are they a good teammate? Do they have a shoot-first or pass-first mentality? Are they more interested in their own stats than winning? Do they yell at their teammates (or themselves) when things go wrong?
Michelle Obama, our new First Lady, knew this when she asked her brother to report to her how the then-Mr Obama acted when they played pickup ball. The report then was good, and the rest is history.
Now that President-Elect Obama is heading to Pennsylvania Avenue , chances are good that there will be a lot more ball played at the White House. And if they want to play some real pickup (even 4v4) they'll need to get rid of the horseshoe pit and add some length (and another rim) to the the old White House basketball court .
Looking forward to hearing more about the pickup games to be played there and, if asked, will be happy to serve my President (and country) if he needs 1 more for a game.