The NBA lockout has been hard on a lot of people – fans, arena workers and players for starters. Apparently it’s also been hard on the POTUS.
JAY LENO: Well, I know you are a huge basketball fan. This lockout, this is really depressing.
THE PRESIDENT: It's heartbreaking.
JAY LENO: What needs to be done here? Who is wrong?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, look, if you look at the NFL, they were able to settle theirs.
JAY LENO: Yeah.
THE PRESIDENT: And I think they understood. Players were making millions of dollars. Owners, some of us are worth billions of dollars. We should be able to figure out how to split a nine-billion-dollar pot so that our fans, who are allowing us to make all of this money, can actually have a good season. And I think the owners and the basketball players need to think the same way.
That sounds like a pretty big call to action.
Here is the interview (it’s the final of threeparts if you’re interested in the rest). The basketball talk happens at the 5:30 mark, but watch the whole thing if you’re interested in the President’s thoughts on chicken and waffles, Halloween, and likening the GOP debates to Survivor.
Via Wizards Inisider