Monday was the annual NBA champions visit to the White House, with the standard speeches about coming together as a team and how that can inspire a nation — you know, the kind of things politicians from all political stripes say but rarely do — plus the presentation of a jersey.
But the best part was when LeBron James spoke, because he seemed genuinely nervous and unsure of what to do and say. And in the process, he calls President Barak Obama “coach.”
The president also thanked the Heat for visiting wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital, then went on to thank LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh for their very public roles as fathers and the example that sets.
Report: Bulls close to deal with former Celtic R.J. Hunter
Hunter belongs in the league. Though he must knock down shots far more reliably than he has, Hunter has potential as an outside shooter with complementary ball skills to provide value. Boston just had more NBA-caliber players than roster spots.
He’s far from a lock to succeed in the NBA, but I value Hunter about as much as Tony Snell – whom the Bulls just traded for an upgrade at backup point guard in Michael Carter-Williams. That they could so cheaply replace Snell makes that deal look even better.
Celtics’ Gerald Green braids shamrock into his hair (photo)