Barack Obama Rumors
Among Miami Heat players conspicuously absent from the team’s informal offseason workouts has been Luol Deng. For good reason. He instead has been tirelessly this summer trying to make his native part the world a better place. Friday, that activism had Deng at the White House with President Obama. This weekend it has him in Washington at “South Sudan Unite,” a rally at George Washington University to end the civil strife and government corruption in his native land.
The White House released an Instagram photo in the wake of Deng’s meeting with Obama. The caption read: “Luol Deng of the @MiamiHeat fled South Sudan as a child with his family and has been working tirelessly to end the conflict there ever since. Luol has directly engaged opposition and government leaders to lobby for a sustainable peace in the country. He’s leading South Sudanese youth and the diaspora in advocating for unity with his South Sudan Unite initiative. That’s why today, he met with President Obama in the Oval Office to discuss the situation in South Sudan. After the meeting, Luol said the President thanked him for his efforts and asked for his advice on how the United States can best support the peace agreement signed this week.”
Steph Curry appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night to talk about golfing with President Obama, who he said got incredibly competitive. The Warriors guard played with his father, Dell Curry, against a team of Ray Allen and Obama. “Basically it would be a 4-foot putt and when you’re playing friendly games and it’s not playing for money or anything, usually it’s a gimme,” Curry said. “He’d be crickets, just silent, looking at you like ‘alright you’re going to mark your putt? Alright you’re going to make that? Put the pressure on you, that type of deal. Talk about you’re shaking and all that kind of stuff. And he made fun of Ray Allen, said that he had a posse, that he needed a bus for all the people he brought to the course to meet the President.”
President Barack Obama continued his Martha’s Vineyard vacation on Wednesday with a game of golf with two NBA stars: Miami Heat’s great Alonzo Mourning and free agent Ray Allen. The group played through the course at the Farm Neck Golf Club in Martha’s Vineyard. Completing the foursome was Cyrus Walker, cousin to Obama’s senior advisor Valerie Jarrett. Walker had previously joined Obama for a game of golf at Farm Neck on Friday with comedian Larry David and Robert Wolf, former head of UBS Investment Bank.