Chicago Bulls visit `big fan” President Obama at the White HouseFebruary 27th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.27 (ANI): Usually, teams visit the White House after winning a championship, but the Chicago Bulls made the trip Thursday less than 24 hours after one of their worst losses of the season in New Jersey.
Of course, it helps when the President is a big fan.
Players, coaches broadcasters and front office personnel for the Bulls met with and posed for photos with President Obama on Thursday afternoon for about 10 to 15 minutes in the Blue Room of the White House, reports the Chicago Sun Times.
The Bulls presented the President, a long-time Bulls fan, with a Bulls jersey with “Obama” and No. 44 on the back.
“The President chatted with the players and said he was converting the tennis court out back here into a basketball court and invited them to come and play pick up with him,” said David Axelrod, the senior adviser to Obama. “They had a good visit.” During the team photo, the President said he wanted to stand next to Ben Gordon because “Ben’’s not that tall.”
The team found that pretty funny. (ANI)
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