Former President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally for Pennsylvania’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro and Democratic Senate candidate Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Philadelphia. Is Obama interested in buy an NBA team?
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While campaigning for Democrats at a rally in Phoenix on Nov. 2, former President Barack Obama addressed rumors that he is part of a group interested in buying the Phoenix Suns.
“It is good to be back in Arizona,” he said, per Fox 10 Phoenix. “I wanted to come out here, not only because it’s sunny and warm, but also, you know, there have been these rumors about me and the Phoenix Suns.”
The former president claimed he hadn’t been looking into purchasing the team, but he didn’t shut down the possibility of joining an ownership group in the future.
“I didn’t know I was in the market, and by the way neither did Michelle, but I will say this, the Suns are looking pretty good,” he said. “I gotta admit that. I think they have a few more wins than my Bulls right now.”
The Phoenix Suns will soon be on the market
How did the Obama rumor start?
The rumor that Obama would purchase the NBA team started when former Suns player Charles Barkley joined “The Bill Simmons Podcast” on Oct. 25 and discussed who will buy the NBA franchise.
“I’m probably breaking some news here, but I heard Obama’s involved in one of the groups,” Simmons said. “And …read more
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