holding court

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President Barack Obama, his daughter Sasha, an unidentified friend and Shelia Johnson, owner of the Washington Mystics, watch as the Tulsa Shock play against the Mystics on August 1, 2010 in Washington, DC

Report: The crowd at the arena roared when the scoreboard showed the president’s arrival. Obama chatted during the game with Mystics owner Ted Leonsis and team president Sheila Johnson …. Obama and his party left the arena a few minutes before the end of the game, which the Mystics won, 87-62 ….. After the game, Mystics player Marissa Coleman told reporters: “The only two times I’ve noticed who was courtside was when LeBron (James) was here, and obviously today. And today’s was even worse. It’s just kind of a surreal thing to look over and see the President of the United States sitting courtside.”

5 Responses to “holding court”

  1. August 2, 2010 at 2:32 am

    Hi Chipsticks,

    Here is some more footage of President Obama at the Washington Mystics game from the NBA Channel.

  2. 2 Anniebella
    August 2, 2010 at 3:41 am

    The pictures of the President and Sasha are just priceless. Sasha and The First Lady will be heading to Spain soon. So they won’t be in town for the President’s 49th birthday. I want to wish the President a Happy Birthday. And wish that Michelle and Sasha have a happy, enjoyable trip.

    • 3 geegee
      August 2, 2010 at 4:59 pm

      For those who have the President’s book DREAMS FROM MY FATHER, the one picture on the cover of the books is of his biological grandmother holding the President’s father,Barack Sr. If you look at Sasha and at the picture of her great grandmother, you will see-in my opinion-a strong resemblance.

  3. 4 Sue in Minnesota
    August 2, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    I actually think Sasha favors Barack especially around her eyes. I was wondering if she didn’t look even more like her Grandfather…….I am always fascinated by biological ties and family resemblances. She is sure is a darling girl and seems to have a spunky personality.

  4. 5 vitaminlover
    August 3, 2010 at 4:00 am

    Since Malia is away at camp, I bet Sasha is soaking up a lot more of her Daddy’s attention. I know that she loves her sister, though.

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