Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I got "That One"! (um, taken)

barack obama basketball video
Barack Obama playing pickup ball
on Election Night.
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You may have seen the video of Barack Obama playing pickup on Election Night (via Ball Don't Lie), but here are some more tidbits I thought were interesting...
  • Obama's left-handed behind-the-back dribble and ensuing fastbreak assist suggest that he is a southpaw, indeed. A quick Google search on "Obama left-handed" easily confirms this. Now, if he was right-handed and pulled off that move, I would have to say that would have been quite tremendous.

  • The facility where Obama played, Attack Athletics in Chicago, is a mecca for pro hoops training (well worth the read).

  • Someone more important than Michael Jordan (more "important" as measured by security detail) actually showed up to the same facility that Jordan once frequented.

  • If you were thinking of making a million bucks producing "That One" jerseys, nice try. If you search on the USPTO.gov trademark site, you'll see that "That One" has already been trademarked as of 10/12/2008 by some guy in New Orleans, a mere five days after John McCain uttered those now famous/infamous words -- the first-used-in-commerce is claimed to be that same night of Tue Oct 7, 2008, so this guy who trademarked it jumped on it quick-style.

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