Obama to LeBron: How About Chicago?

President talks hoops, shills for home town with Marv Albert
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2010 8:23 AM CDT
Obama to LeBron: How About Chicago?
President Obama attends a Wizards game in this Feb. 27, 2009 file photo.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

If LeBron James decides to go to Chicago, he'll have some good teammates in place—and an exceedingly famous No. 1 fan. President Obama wants the King to sign with his hometown Bulls, he told Marv Albert in a recent interview. “You know, I don't want to meddle,” he said “I will say this: Rose, Joakim Noah, it's a pretty good core. You know, you could see LeBron fitting in pretty well there.”

Obama says he thinks LeBron needs a coach he respects, and teammates who'll work hard for him—kind of like Michael Jordan found with the, hint-hint, Bulls. But “if that's in Cleveland, then he should stay in Cleveland,” he added. The interview, which touches on all things basketball, airs tomorrow at 7pm on TNT, Chicago Breaking News reports. (More Barack Obama stories.)

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