As John points out below, President Obama yesterday congratulated the “Miami Heats” for winning the NBA championship. He singled out James Lebron for particular praise (sorry, I made that part up as a composite).
This isn’t the only evidence that Obama is a phony sports fan. Our president loves to talk about his devotion to the Chicago White Sox; he did it again at a fundraiser two days ago. But when asked a while back to name a single member of his favorite team, Obama stammered:
You know uh ….. I I … I thought that … uh …. you know, … the truth is a lot of the Cubs I like too! But, uh … I did not become a Sox fan until I moved to Chicago. Because I uh …. I was growing up in Hawaii so I ended up actually being an Oakland A’s fan.
The truth is that Obama has been misrepresenting himself to an unsuspecting public ever since his first foray into national self-promotion — his autobiography, no less. Obama’s alleged sportsfan status is the amusing tip of a deadly iceberg.