TAG: Barack Obama

instagram / Feb 14, 2014 / 12:20 am

Sixers Forward Spencer Hawes Has President Barack Obama Toilet Paper

Spencer Hawes, Evan Turner

Spencer Hawes, Evan Turner (Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Sixers teammates Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes must have been hanging out today because Turner posted a photo to Instagram with the caption that mentioned he was at Hawes’ abode. Two teammates hanging out together away from the court isn’t unusual, but the subject matter of Turner’s IG post certainly was, touching on both politics and potty humor in equal measure. Let’s just say Hawes isn’t a big fan of President Barack Obama, and that might be an understatement, too. Read More »

NBA / Jan 28, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Dime Q&A: Mario Chalmers On Obama, Richard Sherman & The Clutch Gene

Mario Chalmers

Mario Chalmers (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

It was during a highly emotional game in December against the Indiana Pacers, a team they faced off against in last year’s Eastern Conference Finals when tempers flared on the Miami Heat sideline. LeBron James went to sit on the bench during a timeout after Mario Chalmers had turned the ball over. The two exchanged some words and Mario said something to LeBron that made him erupt from his seat, charging at him until Udonis Haslem had to restrain him. Read More »

Smack / Jan 14, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Heat Visit The White House, President Obama Tells Them To Lay Off Mario Chalmers

Barack Obama, Miami Heat

Barack Obama, Miami Heat (photo. @JoeGoodmanJr)

If you’ve spent any time watching the 2-time defending champion Miami Heat, you’ve probably noticed how often the Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh yell at Mario Chalmers. ‘Bron almost took his head off one night, before apologizing. When the Heat visited the White House today, President Barack Obama noted Miami’s practice of yelling at ‘Rio and joked about how much NBA fans love to root against the Heat. Read More »

NBA / Jan 9, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The Top 20 Trash Talkers In NBA History

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett (Photo. Gary Land)

*With all of the recent events surrounding the Carmelo Anthony/Kevin Garnett feud, and the trash talk involved that lit the Internet on fire, we figured it was a good time to repost our piece on the top 20 trash talkers of all time, originally published in October of 2012.*

David Stern and the rest of the suits might be charged with trying to take the fun out of the NBA, but trash talk will never die. Read More »

Smack / Nov 7, 2012 / 12:00 am

The NBA’s Most Surprising Team Finally Loses; Toronto Suffers A Major Injury Scare

Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah (photo. Monte Isom)

On the day that Chicago’s most famous face took center stage in the presidential election, the Bulls beat down the undefeated Magic, 99-93. Over the final five minutes, the Bulls closed the door with some ferocious interior defense, forcing guys like Big Baby into impossible shots, and on the other end, Joakim Noah (20 points, nine boards, five blocks) and Taj Gibson (playing over Carlos Boozer to end the game) provided some offensive highlights. Read More »

Video / Oct 26, 2012 / 3:45 pm

David Stern’s Scouting Report On The President: “He’s Not As Good As He Thinks He is.”

Barack Obama

I don’t know how the segment of undecided voters who are also NBA fans breaks down, but it’s clear President Barack Obama has cornered the basketball crowd since 2008. StillĀ David Stern, a “loyal Democrat,” wanted to speak truth to power recently about President No. 44′s game. It’s typical Stern. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Oct 12, 2012 / 2:00 am

The Leader Of The Free World Is A Kyrie Irving Fan; Steve Novak Makes Everything He Takes

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving (photo. D.L. Anderson)

Here’s how we picture it: President Obama is in the Situation Room in July, hanging out by himself in a quiet moment. Instead of using all the ridiculous technology for politics, he uses his downtime to call up Kyrie Irving‘s equally ridiculous first-day highlights from the Team USA scrimmage in Las Vegas. Just the ROY on repeat, doing that full-court sprint past James Harden, Kobe and Kevin Durant. Read More »

Video / Sep 18, 2012 / 4:00 pm

Video: Fake Obama Beats Fake Romney In A Game Of P-I-G

Obama vs. Romney

If only elections could be settled this easily… with fake presidents playing P-I-G at West 4th. Perfect. Read More »

Smack / Aug 7, 2012 / 9:45 pm

Hawks Want Dwight Howard; Avery Bradley Calls Ray Allen A “Great Tutor”

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. adidas)

For the first time since perhaps the days of the Human Highlight Film, people soon might actually want to go to Atlanta and check out the Hawks. The basketball team, stuck in the longest “decent but never good enough to scare anyone” mode of any NBA team, possibly ever, is apparently going to go after Dwight Howard if he becomes available as a free agent next summer. Since Howard can’t make up his mind and new Orlando GM Rob Hennigan struggles with the idea behind the word “trade,” the chances Howard plays out the year in Disney World, the Magic have the most dysfunctional NBA season we’ve ever seen, Dwight beats up three or four different Disney characters and ends up FINALLY leaving next summer are looking stronger than ever. Read More »

Olympics, Overseas, Video / Jul 17, 2012 / 10:15 am

Video: Barack Obama Needed Two Tries To Score With Michelle On “Kiss Cam” At The USA-Brazil Game

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were at the USA-Brazil game last night, and the vaunted “Kiss Cam” caught them in its crosshairs. The President made a half-hearted attempt at going in for the kiss, but Michelle clearly wasn’t having any of it – to the displeasure of the crowd, who rained down deafening boos. Maybe she was just too upset that the USA was down 10 points to Brazil in the first quarter. Read More »