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WH: LeBron makes a ´powerful statement´
The Hill (Washington, DC), by Justin Sink

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/11/2014 3:18:03 PM

LeBron James´s decision to return to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers makes a "pretty powerful statement about the value of a place that you consider home," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Friday. "The fact that he´s made this decision, I think, is a testament to the kinds of values that he has incorporated into his life and that he says that he´s interested in instilling it his children," Earnest said, adding that President Obama was a "big fan" of the NBA superstar. "The president is a fan of somebody that has demonstrated such tremendous skill and athleticism on the court,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: HalfNorsk, 7/11/2014 3:20:25 PM     (No. 9920123)

Please tell me, when our nation is being torn apart at the seams, why the White House should give one breath of attention to a basketball player.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MelRae71, 7/11/2014 3:22:09 PM     (No. 9920126)

King Obama needs to take a cue from King James and go back to Chicago. Like today. For good.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KingBubo, 7/11/2014 3:31:25 PM     (No. 9920145)

I was beginning to think the WHite House had gone mute. Leave it to a sports story to get them talking. I was going to come out as gay and enter the NHL draft just to get them talking.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 7/11/2014 3:33:03 PM     (No. 9920149)

Finally! Some leadership from the White House!

/disgust off/ (but not for long)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Delilah, 7/11/2014 3:46:00 PM     (No. 9920175)

Being a big donor and supporter of O´s didn´t hurt LeBron either. Money is what is at the heart of all O does.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: VARJO, 7/11/2014 3:48:02 PM     (No. 9920179)

Thank God the White House press secretary made this statement!

Now we know that the dam has broken and there will be some significant new revelations from the White House.

Will it be about the illegal invasion on our southern border? Or the Israeli conflict?

No, I am sure the next big press release will be about the outcome of the World Cup on Sunday.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tennman, 7/11/2014 4:25:11 PM     (No. 9920226)

Iraq, Iran, the border, IRS, Fast and Furious, DOJ issues? Pass

But now the real issue - King James.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: horacer, 7/11/2014 4:54:52 PM     (No. 9920261)

#2 I think you meant back to Kenya.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: snapper451, 7/11/2014 4:55:25 PM     (No. 9920262)

Why not back to Kenya?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: drex, 7/11/2014 5:01:37 PM     (No. 9920271)

When I saw the headline, I thought this was a story about Lebron. Silly me, it´s what Obama thinks about the Lebron. Now I got it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ncva, 7/11/2014 5:47:04 PM     (No. 9920312)

OK, now that we know what he thinks about LeBron´s decision, I guess that means he has time to weigh in on what´s going on with our borders, IRS, Benghazi, Israel, NSA, VA, and the list of smidgens goes on.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: melanie, 7/11/2014 7:15:02 PM     (No. 9920391)

What crap. The San Antonio Spurs whipped the "King´s" butt. They did it with discipline and teamwork, not individual flash and BS. Maybe that´s why the administration can´t recognize the difference. I´m happy for CLeveland and I guess for LeBron, but it is SO insignificant. I can´t believe it is discussed at the WH Press briefing.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: god of irony, 7/11/2014 8:57:27 PM     (No. 9920493)

I agree with Obama. The statement is GO HOME. Go back to your family where you belong. Now let´s apply the statement to the illegal refugees.

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