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fadedmario
06-07-2010, 09:13 PM
Could or would Barack Obama ever become a candidate for NBA commisioner? Depending on when Stern retires and if Obama wins a second term. He seems to have a tremendous knowledge of the league and would definately run it right. I don't know if this is even possible. I was just wondering.

tr4shb0t
06-07-2010, 09:15 PM
In a dictatorship like the NBA I think the leader must die or be killed to be replaced.

tredigs
06-07-2010, 09:16 PM
From President of the most powerful nation in the world to NBA commish. Seems like a totally logical career progression to me.

IAmKira
06-07-2010, 09:17 PM
I can't wait. He will play favorite wif his Bulls and if Lebattention signs wif the Bulls, that means ships for Bulls for the next 15 years :O

fadedmario
06-07-2010, 09:17 PM
From President of the most powerful nation in the world to NBA commish. Seems like a totally logical career progression to me.

I thnk he'd be interested though.

D1JM
06-07-2010, 09:19 PM
maybe he can lower the amount of money it cost to go to an nba game.

ldc62
06-07-2010, 09:20 PM
Yes I'm sure hes just dying to be NBA commish....

tredigs
06-07-2010, 09:20 PM
I can't wait. He will play favorite wif his Bulls and if Lebattention signs wif the Bulls, that means ships for Bulls for the next 15 years :O

"Lebattention". Witty! Your posts kill, bro!



I thnk he'd be interested though.

Hah eh. I highly doubt that.

fadedmario
06-07-2010, 09:22 PM
When the Presidency is over, what is there really left to do? He'd still be young.

sleepercell3
06-07-2010, 09:23 PM
No offense to supporters just a big conservative!

Dieselpi
06-07-2010, 09:23 PM
really? lol
why waste his time

sleepercell3
06-07-2010, 09:24 PM
When the Presidency is over, what is there really left to do? He'd still be young.

Presidents write books, are paid to do public speeking ect... He will want to move on from being in control of anything, spend the rest of his life in leasure.... He will not be the commisionor. But he could be yes.

fadedmario
06-07-2010, 09:27 PM
Presidents write books, are paid to do public speeking ect... He will want to move on from being in control of anything, spend the rest of his life in leasure.... He will not be the commisionor. But he could be yes.

Have you eve heard him speak on basketball? He loves it. His wife, brother-in-law, and his father-in-law either are or were basketball coaches. I know Bush before he was president wanted to be the commisioner of MLB.

igPay atinLay
06-07-2010, 09:49 PM
When the Presidency is over, what is there really left to do? He'd still be young.

We'll find out after inaguartion day in 2013 what this person will be doing next

igPay atinLay
06-07-2010, 09:51 PM
Have you eve heard him speak on basketball? He loves it. His wife, brother-in-law, and his father-in-law either are or were basketball coaches. I know Bush before he was president wanted to be the commisioner of MLB.


Too bad he doesn't talk about America the way he does the NBA

Dieselpi
06-07-2010, 09:54 PM
former presidents get paid 6-7 figures to make a single speech, nba commish would be a pay cut

igPay atinLay
06-07-2010, 09:56 PM
****deleting because I'll lying liars be liars and trolls****

IndiansFan337
06-07-2010, 10:02 PM
From President of the most powerful nation in the world to NBA commish. Seems like a totally logical career progression to me.

Have you seen the stuff Bill Clinton & George Bush are doing nowadays? No offense, but their speeches & public speaking events are not helping our world too much.

I'm not saying that the NBA commish is helping the world, but it is a legitimate job. Stern is a highly respective individual.

I don't think there is any chance at all that Obama would ever become the NBA commish or even be offered the position after Stern retires, but I don't think the job path most of our former president's have taken is all that more important.

tredigs
06-07-2010, 10:06 PM
Bill Clinton makes $50,000 - $75,000

No one makes 7 figures for giving speeches...a few get low 6 figures....but the most sought after speakers make mid to upper 5 figures at most.

Wrong. Clinton has earned $500K+ in many speeches. Trump has commanded $1million+ for many of his. It happens. Hell, Giuliani takes in over $250K per speech.

Anyway, NBA commish is not something Obama would ever consider, and this thread is going to devolve into nonsensical political ramblings in T minus 10 posts.


Have you seen the stuff Bill Clinton & George Bush are doing nowadays? No offense, but their speeches & public speaking events are not helping our world too much.

I'm not saying that the NBA commish is helping the world, but it is a legitimate job. Stern is a highly respective individual.

I don't think there is any chance at all that Obama would ever become the NBA commish or even be offered the position after Stern retires, but I don't think the job path most of our former president's have taken is all that more important.

Bush took some time off initially, but Clinton has been very, VERY active in global politics/ambassador relations for some time now. What he does is far more important than policing the NBA.

JSLBULLS
06-07-2010, 10:06 PM
Yea lets see if he can screw up the NBA like he has the country! No thanks!

Dieselpi
06-07-2010, 10:08 PM
"Clinton's speaking tour in 2005 included 43 speeches in 14 countries. He began in February and averaged about four speeches a month, usually charging about $150,000 per event. On occasion, the price was much steeper.

On October 18, 2005, for example, he addressed about 8,500 business executives at a "Power Within" motivational speaking conference in Toronto, Ontario, for a price of $350,000.

The next day he addressed a similar group at a "Power Within" conference in Calgary, Alberta, for $300,000.

When factoring in his $125,000 fee for remarks to a different business group delivered via video-conference before the Toronto event, the former president's total two-day haul was $775,000."

may not be 7 figures but it sure is more than 75k

igPay atinLay
06-07-2010, 10:08 PM
****deleting because I'll lying liars be liars and trolls****

igPay atinLay
06-07-2010, 10:09 PM
****deleting because I'll lying liars be liars and trolls****

SugeKnight
06-07-2010, 10:09 PM
Makes 0 sense

Dieselpi
06-07-2010, 10:13 PM
i said 6-7 figures and showed a article that shows he made 350k for a speech in some instances. Call me crazy but i am pretty sure that 350k falls somewhere between 100k and 1 million.

tredigs
06-07-2010, 10:14 PM
With trump it is when he does workshops not speeches. There is a big difference between guest speaker money and workshop money.


Provide a link or admit your a liar.




http://www.forbes.com/2008/03/18/trump-reagan-blair-biz-media-cx_lh_0318speeches_slide_2.html


Top speakers earn in the low to mid-6 figures, and Clinton is no stranger to that. Bear in mind that the link is a couple years old, and a few of these speeches have been surpassed. Regardless if you want to call Trump's speeches a "workshop", don't be fooled, they're nothing more than speeches.



The Donald earned a staggering $1.5 million per speech at The Learning Annex's "real estate wealth expos" in 2006 and 2007. Trump appeared at 17 seminars and collected this fee for each one. Trump was contracted to speak for an hour at each appearance, but "he usually goes a couple hours" if you include the time he spends fielding questions from the audience, according to Learning Annex founder and President Bill Zan

dtmagnet
06-07-2010, 10:17 PM
I don't think so.

Hoopsadvocate
06-07-2010, 10:26 PM
I cant believe this is a serious question your and imbecile. Even if he doesnt continue being the president what kinda career move is it to go from president to NBA commissioner.

avrpatsfan
06-07-2010, 10:46 PM
He would force LBJ to go to the Bulls :p

oak2455
06-07-2010, 10:48 PM
Could or would Barack Obama ever become a candidate for NBA commisioner? Depending on when Stern retires and if Obama wins a second term. He seems to have a tremendous knowledge of the league and would definately run it right. I don't know if this is even possible. I was just wondering.

I think hes going to do the Oprah Show when she retires:eyebrow:

rhino17
06-08-2010, 12:42 AM
maybe he can handle being the commissioner of a sports league, he certainly can't handle being the president of the US

As for those talking about how much presidents make after they are done, they get whatever they make in speeches, appearances, books, etc plus a $200,000 salary from the government for the remainder of their life

Mplsman
06-08-2010, 01:34 AM
Obama loves bball. NBA could use a "change" at the commisioner spot. Enough rigging the lotto already seriously.

Mplsman
06-08-2010, 01:41 AM
^ because of who the president was before him.

ink
06-08-2010, 01:41 AM
Thread doesn't really belong in this forum, and posters aren't staying on topic anyway. The OP asked whether the POTUS would be a good NBA commish. I think the question got answered right away. Closed.