NBA Rumors: Barack Obama wants to own an NBA team? Chicago Bulls possible?

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NBA Rumors: Barack Obama wants to own an NBA team? Chicago Bulls possible?

Outgoing United States President Barack Obama is known for his love of basketball and the Chicago Bulls. According to the latest NBA rumors, Obama wants to own a basketball team but are the Bulls on his radar?

Many people are wondering what the 54-year-old leader will be doing once he leaves the White House. Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, hinted the possibility of Obama being an NBA owner in the future.

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Earnest told the Washington Post that the soon-to-be ex-POTUS could potentially be part of an NBA ownership group “if the opportunity arose under the right circumstances.” It should be noted that Obama already had discussions with an unknown NBA team about a potential sale.

The report opined that Obama’s first choice will be his favorite sports team, the Chicago Bulls. He is a native of Chicago and he even executed a 95-96 Bulls joke during the White House visit of the Golden State Warriors earlier this year.

In an interview with GQ Magazine last November, Obama said that he “absolutely” want to be part of the ownership for an NBA team. However, there are no more details regarding what team he will be going after.

He will be staying in Washington D.C. for the next two years as he wants her younger daughter to finish high school. The Washington Wizards may be another option but the team was recently purchased by Ted Leonsis in 2010.

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On the other hand, Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf has instructed his family to sell the Chicago White Sox instead of the Bulls when he dies. Other NBA teams that are rumored to be for sale include the Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves.

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