Nets Gush on Obama’s ‘Hoop Dreams,’ ‘Full Court Prez’ on NBA Team

Scott Whitlock | June 23, 2016
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[See NewsBusters for more.] All three networks on Thursday gushed over the possibility that Barack Obama might have an ownership stake in a basketball team after leaving the White House. NBC opened the Today show with naked excitement. A graphic cheered, “Full court Prez!”Co-host Savannah Guthrie enthused, “Does President Obama have his sights set on owning a team in the NBA after he leaves office? What the White House is revealing about the Commander in Chief's hoop dreams." Repeating NBC’s attempt at cleverness, Guthrie parroted, “Full court Prez.” Matt Lauer reminded, “President Obama, of course, loves hoops.” Over on ABC, Good Morning America’s Jon Karl was beside himself: “The President is the ultimate basketball fan... He has some experience as a basketball coach. He coached for a little while Sasha's middle school team. So he's got a little bit of experience.”

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