I got "That One"! (um, taken)
Barack Obama playing pickup ball
on Election Night.
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.