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President Obama Not A Fan Of NBA Lockout



    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.

    President Obama has previously mentioned his heartbreak over the lockout, and went on to discuss it further during his appearance on The Tonight Show.

    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.

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