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President Obama dissed on kiss cam by First Lady, gets redemption (Pictures)

President Obama was booed at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. on Monday night after First Lady Michelle Obama rejected him for a kiss when the two were featured on the arena’s “Kiss Cam.”

The couple was in attendance for the U.S. men’s and women’s basketball teams’ games against Brazil. President Obama didn’t know he was on the Kiss Cam when he was shown, but the crowd began booing after the First Lady leaned in for a kiss before pulling away.

Luckily President Obama got a chance for redemption.

About an hour later in the fourth quarter, the two were shown on the Kiss Cam again and the president was tipped off by daughter Malia, who was sitting next to him. This time he got a kiss:

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Floyd Mayweather: I’d let Barack Obama walk me to the ring for Pacquiao fight

We’re pretty much at the point where it would be a surprise if Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao actually fought. There are just so many roadblocks in the way, I don’t see it happening. But if it does, Mayweather may have a surprise in store.

“People want to know how much power Floyd Mayweather got,” Mayweather answered when asked about President Obama on an HBO special. “I can guarantee you this. I show you how much power I got, if I was to fight Manny Pacquiao, I’d let Barack Obama walk me to the ring holding my belt. Can I make it happen, absolutely.”

It’s a good thing Mayweather is an entertainer because he sure is funny. Think about the way he phrased that comment. He’d let Barack Obama walk him to the ring. Yeah, I’m sure the pleasure would be all Barack’s, Floyd. Good call on that one.

Hey, at least Obama would be a step up from Mark Cuban.

Barack Obama says he had the inside track on Jeremy Lin before all of us (Video)

As you know — or may not know — U.S. President Barack Obama is a Harvard graduate. As you almost certainly know, Jeremy Lin is also a Harvard graduate and has become kind of a big deal over the past month. Had the coaches and front office workers from the NBA consulted Obama a while back, Lin may not have been cut multiple times and come close to leaving the NBA for good. During his interview with Bill Simmons that aired Thursday, Obama said he had inside information on Lin a long time ago.

“I knew about Jeremy before you did or everybody else did because Arne Duncan, my Secretary of Education, was captain of the Harvard team,” Obama said jokingly. “So way back when, Arne and I were playing and he said, ‘I’m telling you, we’ve got this terrific guard named Jeremy Lin at Harvard.’ And then one of my best friends, his son is a freshman at Harvard, so when he went for a recruiting trip he saw Lin in action. So I’ve been on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon for a while.”

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Obama Bowling Alley Just a Hoax (Video)

You may have received an email recently showing a picture of a bowling alley where President Barack Obama’s face is seen at the end of each lane. The alley is purported to be in Clearwater (Fl.), so the Countryside Lanes alley in Clearwater has been flooded with calls from people across the country eager to knock over the President’s teeth.

Only there’s one problem: the email was a hoax; Countryside Lanes looks like your standard bowling alley.

The alley’s general manager, Tina May, told FOX 13 in Tampa that she doesn’t know how the hoax started, and she’s not happy about it.

“My personal opinion is it’s a very disrespectful thing,” May says. “I didn’t approve of it at all and that was basically what I told people, no we don’t do that and I don’t know many around here who would.”

Now that it’s been revealed as a hoax, the phone calls are starting to die down.

Spike Lee Gives Barack Obama Pair of Air Jordan Spizike Shoes (Pictures)

Forgive me for not respecting Barack Obama as a sports fan.  He is the Commander in Chief of the United States of America, so in a certain sense I respect him for that.  But as we have seen recently on more than one occasion, sports and politics don’t always mesh.  Oftentimes in the past, the President has been no exception. Obama claims to be a White Sox fan, yet he couldn’t name a single player on their roster a couple of seasons ago.  When hosting the NCAA champion UConn Huskies at the White House, he referred to legendary college coach Adolph Rupp as “Ruff.”  Regardless, he is still the President.  Maybe that’s why Spike Lee and Michael Jordan decided to present him with a new pair of Air Jordan Spizikes on Thursday.

Being from Chicago, Obama is supposedly a huge Bulls fan.  I wouldn’t be surprised if his knowledge of the Bulls consisted of only the names Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, but who am I to judge?  He got a pair of special edition kicks in a personalized wooden box and I didn’t.  Maybe this was just Spike’s way of thanking him for ruining Rajon Rondo’s jump shot.

Pictures via Stupid Dope and Spike Lee on Twitter

Pictures: Barack Obama’s Leather Jacket Steals the Show at Carrier Classic

The Carrier Classic between North Carolina and Michigan State Friday night was one of the coolest sports events I’ve ever seen. The game took place on the USS Carl Vinson, a Naval Aircraft Carrier, in San Diego. It was easily the most awesome sports venue I’ve witnessed. But as sweet as playing on a ship was, many people believe Barack Obama’s bad ass leather bomber jacket was even cooler.

Here’s another look at his sweet jacket:

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Italian Team Owner Asks Barack Obama to Help Recruit Kobe Bryant

Never could we have imagined that Kobe Bryant would mean more to a team than he does to the Los Angeles Lakers, but now one has to wonder.  If Claudio Sabatini is any indication, Kobe is more important to Italian club team Virtus Bologna than he is to Jack Nicholson.

There have already been insane rumors floating around that Sabatini is willing to offer Bryant $2 million to play a single game in Italy.  Imagine if the Lakers paid him $2 million per game?  For those of you who hate math, that would be a yearly salary of around $160 million, which would put Tiger Woods and Money Mayweather to shame. Considering Kobe might be giving players loans during the lockout, money is obviously not an issue for him.  If you thought a $2 million, one-game offer spelled desperation, check out this letter Sabatini wrote to Barack Obama on his team’s website.

Dear Mr. President,

We have a dream: to see Kobe Bryant playing for our Team Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna, the Italian town well known in the world as basket City.

According to your wishes we hope that the NBA lockout will shortly stop but in the meanwhile let us have the chance to see at least for one game the great Kobe Bryant playing with our black and white jersey and be part of our history.

Obama may be able to get inside an NBA player’s head with a wise crack here and there, but I doubt there is much he could do to convince Kobe to play a game in Italy.  Not to mention, basketball in America is pretty good for America.  If Obama had any influence at all, it would be in his best interest to use it toward ending the lockout.  But…he doesn’t.