Barack Obama picks the San Antonio Spurs as his ideal landing spot, when asked where he'd prefer to play pro ball.
Of all the teams to have visited the Oval Office during Obama's two terms, the San Antonio Spurs seem to have made the greatest impression on the president.
During his speech at MIT's Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Obama was asked which NBA team he would sign with if he were of the 2018 free agent class. This was his response:
"I am just basking in the scenario. I think it's fair to say that there are organizations in the NBA that may not win every year, they are focused on the team, they treat everybody in the organization with respect. That is the kind of organization that I would want to be a part of. I will say that over the last 15 in basketball, San Antonio would be a great example. There is a little drama popping up right now. If you look at what they've built, its just a smart, well run operation with good culture."
Obama was careful to mention he had friends that were owners of NBA franchises, and alluded to the Rockets, Warriors and Celtics as worthy destinations. In my opinion, Obama would be best suited in a pick and roll offence where his measured efficiency would look good next to a big power forward.