Barack Obama Rumors
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.
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The NBA is set to become the first U.S. professional sports league to visit Cuba since President Barack Obama ordered diplomatic relations between the countries to be restored. The league will hold a four-day development camp and host clinics for youth from April 23-26. Recently retired two-time MVP Steve Nash, newly elected Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo, and former WNBA star Ticha Penicheiro will take part, along with NBA coaches Quin Snyder of Utah and James Borrego of Orlando. The league said it will make an official announcement on Tuesday.
Obama and the five Wizards – John Wall, Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce, Kevin Seraphin and Garrett Temple — participated in a shooting game on the White House basketball court with a group of children. Wall came away impressed with the Chicago southpaw. “It was fun. [Obama’s] got the weirdest jump shot release but today he showed off,” the all-star point guard said. “He showed off today. He hit two game-winners so he showed off a little bit today.”