Disappointment comes from various angles, deserved or otherwise. Should we have stayed cynics from the beginning? Should we have expected more from a president who clearly has little power to drive legislature up the relative kilt of a lobbyist-mad government? Should we ask more from a man who seems above a mess like "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"? Shouldn't we hope for more from a prez that knows that Rajon Rondo sticks his right elbow too far out when he shoots?
Actually, no. There are more important things going on, even with the NBA owners preferring to take the first two months of the season off to save money. That doesn't mean President Barack Obama isn't "heartbroken," again, about the way things have gone with this current NBA lockout.
"Well, look, if you look at the NFL, they were able to settle theirs -- and I think they understood. Players were making millions of dollars. Owners, some of us are worth billions of dollars. We should be able to figure out how to split a $9 billion pot so that our fans, who are allowing us to make all of this money, can actually have a good season. And I think the owners and the basketball players need to think the same way.
"They need to remind themselves that the reason they are so successful is because a whole bunch of folks out there love basketball. Basketball has actually done well, but these types of lockouts take a long time to recover from."
Dyspeptic, frustrated, cynical former Obama voter and NBA fan: "Yep."
Full video with that hump Jay Leno after the jump.