President Obama picks Lakers to win NBA Finals

This is a huge honor for the Lakers. They gotta make it happen!

ESPN: “I’ve got to go with the Lakers again,” Obama said. “I think Gasol may be the best big man in the league right now. He’s different from Dwight Howard, but he’s [got] unbelievable footwork, speed, savvy, he’s playing magnificently.

“Kobe is the fiercest competitor in the league and they’ve got what I continue to believe is the best coach in the NBA right now in Phil Jackson, so they’re going to be formidable and I think it’ll be a tough series. Boston’s a veteran club, but the Lakers are looking pretty good.”

  • bassti

    Don’t jinx it, bro

    • elijah

      u a bitch

  • JFK-analysis-at-TLN

    well the President has been right on all his sports predictions (except the 08 finals) so i take some comfort in that. He was right about the NCCA (twice), the Superbowl (twice) and he was right about the 09 finals.

    • pricelesst

      who did he predict in 08?

      • yash

        who do you think? who was in the finals and who won. and the team who lost was the team who he predicted

  • http://myspace.com/taeyongpark Day

    Kind of sad our president follows sports more than political affairs but oh wells, go Lakers lol

    • JFK-analysis-at-TLN

      Kind of sad when someone has no common sense

  • frustratedkobe

    yah is just human after all! is he working? it seems that he’s focus on every sport specially to lakers pau n kobe! hhmmmmm????

  • lakerman1

    He said he does it after nine pm when his kids are sleeping while reading or whatever in case some of you cannot read. I am sure every Pres has taken a little me time just ask Bill.

  • Wilt

    At least he has done 1 thing right this year.

  • Jonathan

    Well, I Think president Obama should worry a little more about the 13 trillion dollar deficit, and a little less about who wins the NBA championship, even if he did pick my boys in purple & gold. Just a thought…

  • lakerbunny

    AFTER SEEING HIS BRACKET FROM THIS YEAR, I’M WORRIED! CAN THE JERRY BUSS GET A STIMULUS PLAN??? http://bit.ly/a6iLTr

  • B Holland

    This is great. Obama finally went right. The policies he has done: the stimulus plan, healthcare, the war on terror which he doesn’t believe in, and supreme court justices, etc… always go LEFT. Let’s give the president props for going right for a lefty. Maybe he can take Sterns job in two years.

  • Robert

    Obama has done pretty well considering Bush tanked the country over the last 8 years.
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    but politics aside . . .
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    Gotta have more love here for our President. Has there been a better baller in the White House in history? He can hit killer 3 pointers, so let’s all be happy that the 1st President with game has an ‘educated’ opinion about our beloved Lakers.
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    .. and remember, that all humans on this planet, including him, need the ‘off’ time to balance out the intensity of a work filled day. But I’m sure that he has ‘papers in hand’ as he has games on in the background, so I’m sure he’s still working on and thinking about things during those times as well. (I do some of my best work with sports running in the background on tv).

    • http://www.facebook.com/thejahjah Josh Herrington

      “(I do some of my best work with sports running in the background on tv).”
      Not in a close Lakers game. lol. I did do well on a paper I wrote for school during the Magic, Celtics game 4.

  • Robert

    Ah, only the last 5 minutes count anyway.

  • frustratedkobe

    I kinda understand his love with the basketball co’z he plays the game too..about prediction he can be always right, co’z he’s the president do stern not gonna agree with that?????just kidding!

  • Slammin’ Brown

    He also picked me to win the slam dunk contest!

  • Rio Rondo College

    He can pick whoever he wants, but te Celtics will be at the White House when it’s all said and done. GO GREEN!

    • lakeb

      mrs. rio rondo, did you catch the celtics game last night? wasn’t a pretty sight. Orlando in 7 sorry. magics got the momentum and energy and you guys are tired and banged up and perkins may not play. you had your chance to win game 4 and blew it

    • TOUCHING_MYSELF

      I don’t know why the Celd!cks will be at the White House, I’m pretty sure that they’ve already got a gardening staff there! Plus, your fools can’t even take care of the Illusionists with a 3-0 lead what makes you think that you can drive a JOHN DEERE and mow Obama’s front lawn?

      MELTDOWN of EPIC PROPORTIONS! Just remember that Remedial. Bruins went down after the 3-0 lead and looks like that your old Celd!cks are following suit!

      GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      and
      GO HOWARD’S ELBOW ALL OVER THE FACES OF EVERY CELD!CK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • lakerbunny

      YEAH OBAMA MIGHT HAVE THEM THERE WITH THE BOSTON BRUINS TO HIGHLIGHT THE “TRIFECTA OF FAILURE” TOUR http://bit.ly.a6iLTr

    • bdmf

      ur college name its emabarrasing

  • nyk

    I never knew laker fans were such classless, uneducated tools. How’s that Magic in game 7 prediction going for ya?