By: Evan Jankens
President Barack Obama has made it known he is a fan of Chicago sports teams, especially the Chicago Bulls.
Obviously POTUS is a fan of Michael Jordan, so I guess that’s one thing the president and myself have something in common.
In the summer of 2011, former top advisor David Axelrod reached out to Jordan in an attempt to get him to sign a greeting for Obama.
In an interview with New York Magazine, Axelrod gave an interesting story about the gift.
“When the president turned 50, I wanted to get him something special … so I sent it to Jordan to have him sign it for me.” In black Sharpie, Jordan scrawled, “To Barrack: you still owe me dinner. Wishing you well, Michael Jordan.”
“I gave it to the president, and he said, ‘I can’t put this up, he misspelled my name!’ So I said, ‘Fine, I’ll take it.’ ”
Jordan can just do whatever he wants, I guess. It’s not like Obama just came onto the scene. What I like even more about the situation is Jordan asking the president for dinner.