Barack Obama: Defending Our Nations Pride on the Hardwood

Artem Altman@ArtemAltmanContributor IIIApril 2, 2010

Our nations 1st basketball fan has issuing his first on-court challenge...well, kinda.

President Barack Obama hinted at Clark “Special K” Kellogg that they might be meeting on a basketball court pretty soon. Kellogg is a CBS basketball analyst with whom Obama provided a little live game commentary during the Georgetown/Duke game on January 30th. Obama called Kellogg "best color man in college basketball," but this didn’t stop him from suggesting that they will soon meet on the court for a game of one-on-one.

The only questions remains if Kellogg’s knees will present a problem, since his chronic knee issues were the reason that he prematurely retired from the NBA.

I wish that Obama would issue actual challenges to the leaders of countries around the world in order to solve some international problems. So, maybe next time we’ll see Obama playing against Kim Jong-il for North Koreas nuclear disarmament.

Either way, the idea of Obama not being afraid of playing hoops and puling a hamstring would be hilarious. I can only image a news report that would go something like this: President Barack Obama is out 7-14 days due to a hamstring injury that he sustained while playing against Russia's Prime Minster Vladimir Putin. Replacing him will be Joe Biden. Our chances against the former KGB agent are not looking so well. Ladies and gentlemen, in other words: we're screwed.

Still, I would love to see Obama on TNT, doing commentary along with Charles Barkley. I would love to see if Barkley has balls to call Obama "numb nuts," something that he does liberaly during the show.